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(Medical Xpress)   New study says length of DNA strands can predict life expectancy, prove Peter North may be immortal   (medicalxpress.com) divider line 17
    More: Sappy, DNA, telomeres, American College of Cardiology, life expectancy, aging-associated diseases, electronic records, chromosomes, rate of change  
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2013-03-10 08:27:34 AM
oh peter north.  all he does is take a lot of Arginine

oh shiat i just gave away his secret
 
2013-03-10 09:44:01 AM
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-10 11:23:57 AM
img.ehowcdn.com
 
2013-03-10 11:27:32 AM
If I understand the article correctly, they are speaking more of quality than quantity.
 
2013-03-10 11:47:36 AM
Clever use of the "sappy" tag Subby.
 
2013-03-10 12:02:00 PM
I thought the telomere length idea was old news?
 
2013-03-10 12:35:55 PM

Pentaxian: Clever use of the "sappy" tag Subby.


This.
 
2013-03-10 12:46:13 PM

Jack Kerouac: I thought the telomere length idea was old news?


But you can't let that get in the way of an inspired headline.
 
2013-03-10 12:56:01 PM
www.thesniper.us
 
2013-03-10 01:00:54 PM

Jack Kerouac: I thought the telomere length idea was old news?


It is.
 
2013-03-10 01:02:06 PM
And all you naysayers pooh poohed Gypsy Science. Who's laughing now?
 
2013-03-10 02:50:06 PM
+1 Internets for you, subby.
 
2013-03-10 02:58:36 PM
*heeeeeeeeeh*
 
2013-03-10 03:02:16 PM
He can do what he does until the sun goes nova, he'll still be gay.
 
2013-03-10 08:56:48 PM
If you spin around really really fast, you can shorten your telomeres and become younger.
 
2013-03-11 10:14:02 AM
Do most people even live long enough for telomere loss to go so far as to result in useful genes being eroded? It was my impression that telomeres were long enough for the general (human) lifespan. I had thought if we could extend the life of a person much further, only then would they really be an issue.

Or are there people with "abnormally" short telemeres that will kill them before aging will?
 
2013-03-11 03:13:11 PM

Girl Pants: Or are there people with "abnormally" short telemeres that will kill them before aging will?


From a quick whack at the medical literature, it looks like progeria is associated to short telomeres.

AKA: shorter telomeres means old age will kill you sooner.
 
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