The Telomerase Revolution

The Telomerase Revolution

The Enzyme That Holds the Key to Human Aging... and Will Soon Lead to Longer, Healthier Lives

Paperback238pp Illustrated232x155mm

9781782399100     Product Code: 504485


Why does growing old lead to so many forms of illness? Recent advances in the study of human cells have revealed that the key to answering this question lies in the telomeres – the tips of chromosomes – which shorten every time a cell reproduces. As he explains these insights, Fossel highlights the ability of the enzyme telomerase to re-lengthen the telomeres and discusses its potential as a means of treating age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

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