The Science of Telomeres
Product B’s aim is to care for and even regrow your telomeres, by using Botanical extracts to naturally induce the production of the telomerase enzyme.
Here is a 3 part lecture series given by Nobel Prize winner Elizabeth Blackburn on Telomeres and Telomerase and its functions in the body.
These are some of the most fascinating research we have ever seen.
Who is Elizabeth Blackburn
Dr. Blackburn is a leader in the area of telomere and telomerase research. She discovered the molecular nature of telomeres-the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes that serve as protective caps essential for preserving the genetic information – and discovered the enzyme telomerase, which replenishes telomeres.
Blackburn is currently a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at University of California, San Francisco, where she is working with various cells including human cells, with the goal of understanding telomerase and telomere biology. She is also a Non-Resident Fellow of the Salk Institute.
Throughout her career, Blackburn has been honored by her peers as the recipient of many prestigious awards, including The Albert Lasker Medical Research Award in Basic Medical Research in 2006. In 2007, she was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most influential People and she was the 2008 North American Laureate for L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science.
In 2009, Dr. Blackburn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.
Telomere Lecture Overview
Telomerase, a specialized ribonucleprotein reverse transcriptase, is important for long-term eukaryotic cell proliferation and genomic stability, because it replenishes the DNA at telomeres. Thus depending on cell type telomerase partially or completely (depending on cell type) counteracts the progressive shortening of telomeres that otherwise occurs. Telomerase is highly active in many human malignancies, and a potential target for anti-cancer approaches. Furthermore, recent collaborative studies have shown the relationship between accelerated telomere shortening and life stress and that low telomerase levels are associated with six prominent risk factors for cardiovascular disease.