Can a blood test predict when you will die? – Not right now.

OK, lets start with a quick summary … You have chromosomes: these are organized structures of DNA and protein found in cells and is a single piece of coiled DNA containing many genes, regulatory elements and other nucleotide sequences These chromosomes have telomeres at the end: that’s a region of repetitive DNA sequences which protects … Read more

Scientists Ferret out a Key Pathway for Aging

Really interesting article (to me at least) in Science Daily …. For decades, scientists have been searching for the fundamental biological secrets of how eating less extends lifespan. It has been well documented in species ranging from spiders to monkeys that a diet with consistently fewer calories can dramatically slow the process of aging and … Read more