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Tag: Infectious disease

Elderly Person Coughing
Researchers have used a big data approach to disentangle cellular and physiological changes that are specific to COVID-19 from those caused by aging [1]. Identifying these improves our understanding of the disease and may help explain why COVID-19 has a more severe effect on older people. A tangled skein The enormous impact of COVID-19 around...
A teal picture of coronavirus
New research published in Aging has analyzed the telomeres of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19. Why we age: Telomere AttritionTelomeres are DNA regions located at the ends of a chromosome. Their normal length is 8-10 thousand base pairs, yet they consist of repetitions of a single sequence: TTAGGG. Telomeres do not code for proteins, but...
Coronavirus
The coronavirus epidemic is spreading from China into other countries, so here is what life extensionists should know about this situation and how they should handle it. A few months ago, we interviewed Dr. Jay S. Olshansky, a leading demographer from the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, whose areas...