The Telomerase Revolution is the definitive work on the latest science on human aging, covering both the theory and the clinical implications. It takes the reader to the forefront of the upcoming revolution in human medicine.
Author: Michael Fossel
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
One of Wall Street Journal’s "Best Books for Science Lovers" in 2015 Science is on the cusp of a revolutionary breakthrough. We now understand more about aging—and how to prevent and reverse it—than ever before. In recent years, our understanding of the nature of aging has grown exponentially, and dramatic life extension—even age reversal—has moved from science fiction to real possibility. Dr. Michael Fossel has been in the forefront of aging research for decades and is the author of the definitive textbook on human aging. In The Telomerase Revolution, he takes us on a detailed but highly accessible scientific journey, providing startling insights into the nature of human aging. Twenty years ago, there was still considerable debate of the nature of human aging, with a variety of competing theories in play. But scientific consensus is forming around the telomere theory of aging. The essence of this theory is that human aging is the result of cellular aging. Every time a cell reproduces, its telomeres (the tips of the chromosomes) shorten. With every shortening of the telomeres, the cell’s ability to repair its molecules decreases. It ages. Human aging is the result of the aging of the body’s trillions of cells. But some of our cells don’t age. Sex cells and stem cells can reproduce indefinitely, without aging, because they create telomerase. Telomerase re-lengthens the telomeres, keeping these cells young. The Telomerase Revolution describes how telomerase will soon be used as a powerful therapeutic tool, with the potential to dramatically extend life spans and even reverse human aging. Telomerase-based treatments are already available, and have shown early promise, but much more potent treatments will become available over the next decade. The Telomerase Revolution is the definitive work on the latest science on human aging, covering both the theory and the clinical implications. It takes the reader to the forefront of the upcoming revolution in human medicine.
204 Her co-authored book entitled The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary
Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer (2017), joins a rapidly expanding
list of recent offerings with titles such as The Telomerase Revolution, The
Author: Todd T. W. Daly
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The quest to live much longer has moved from legend to the laboratory. Recent breakthroughs in genetics and pharmacology have put humanity on the precipice of slowing down human aging to extend the healthy life span. The promise of longer, healthier life is enormously attractive, and poses several challenging questions for Christians. Who wouldn't want to live 120 years or more before dying quickly? How do we make sense of human aging in light of Jesus' invitation to daily take up our crosses with the promise of the resurrection to come? Is there anything wrong with manipulating our bodies technologically to live longer? If so, how long is too long? Should aging itself be treated as a disease? In Chasing Methuselah, Todd Daly examines the modern biomedical anti-aging project from a Christian perspective, drawing on the ancient wisdom of the Desert Fathers, who believed that the incarnation opened a way for human life to regain the longevity of Adam and the biblical patriarchs through prayer and fasting. Daly balances these insights with the christological anthropology of Karl Barth, discussing the implications for human finitude, fear of death, and the use of anti-aging technology, weaving a path between outright condemnation and uncritical enthusiasm.
As a result, the study of telomeres has become a central feature of aging
research because it suggests that the reason you get old and die is because your
telomeres get shorter as you get older, resulting in more senescent cells that don'
Author: Pieter Cullis
Publisher: Greystone Books
Every one of us is unique. With recent advances in technology, we now know that that statement is more true that ever: we are each individuals, right down to a molecular level — a one-of-a-kind combination of genes, proteins, and metabolism. So why does healthcare still take a one-size-fits-all approach? The same methods are used on everyone to diagnose illness, and the same drugs are used to treat it — despite the fact that those methods and treatments are not effective for everyone and are even harmful for some. Shouldn’t our medicine be tailored to our differences? The Personalized Medicine Revolution explores recent advances in genomics, the study of the human genome — as well as its cousins proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and the like — and explains how technology is even now changing the way medicine is delivered. Along the way, it takes the reader through the five critical healthcare areas that will be transformed most radically by personalized medicine — prediction, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring — and examines the practical and ethical issues involved. Finally, it details how readers can use personalized medicine to take charge of their own health and build a stronger and safer medical system.
24 A clinically effective telomerase inhibitor should be available well within ten
years and ... Scientific , medical , and public discussions will focus on the
therapeutic possibilities and the social effects of this revolution . From time to time
, we will ...
Author: Michael Fossel
Explains the effects of aging on the human body and describes groundbreaking medical advances in age reversal, citing their potential cures for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, and stroke
reproduction , the fuse ( the telomere ) gets shorter and shorter , until it
disappears and the chromosome disintegrates . ... This new green revolution by
itself will not be able to feed the growing populations in the Third World , but it
may help to ...
Author: Emirates Center for Strategic Studies & Research
Publisher: I.B. Tauris
Breakthroughs in biotechnology are redefining the very concept of life, transforming society and presenting unprecedented opportunities and challenges: will human genome sequencing help to treat genetic diseases and indefinitely prolong life? Can nature's workshops inspire superior biomaterials that transform industries? Will genetically modified super crops feed a hungry world? With biotechnology set to be the driving force of the twenty-first century, mastery of the life sciences will be the key to wealth generation and economic ascendancy. Can the Arab world regain its past supremacy in these fields? Can it benefit from the biotech revolution while avoiding its perils? These essays examine the complex ethical, legal and social issues raised by the biotech revolution that need to be resolved by governments and decision makers.
This DNA coding , called a telomere , is not the recipe of a gene , nor a regulatory
sequence . It is there to compensate for what might be called ... die if they are
simply deprived of telomerase . The researchers were able to kill REVOLUTION
Author: Boyce Rensberger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Brings readers to the frontlines of cell research with some of the preeminent investigators in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, offering information on the nature of life, the body's immune system, illness, and more. UP.
If we can neutralize telomerase , we can make the cells mortal again , just like
other cells . No one knows precisely which therapy will be most effective against
cancer . But the point is that the biomolecular revolution has now cracked the ...
Author: Michio Kaku
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
In this text, physicist Michio Kaku looks to this future and guides the reader through the science of the next century. His vision of this future is based on the pioneering efforts by theoreticians and the current laboratory research. Dr Kaku asserts that, using today's knowledge, we can confidently predict the direction of science through the next century.
Besides the telomerase enzyme and the chemical wear - and - tear caused by
free oxygen radicals , are there any other mechanisms controlling the fate of cells
? Can this biophysical process be influenced by hormones in a way that would ...
Author: Siegfried Meryn
Publisher: Richmond Hill, ON : NDE Pub.
This controversial guide explores how aging affects a man's life & how hormones play a pivotal role in mental fitness, stress, mid-life crises, & virility.