#86 Dr. Michael Fossel on the Telomere Theory of Aging

07.20.2018 - By DNA Today: A Genetics Podcast

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Dr. Michael Fossel is the world’s foremost expert on the clinical use of telomerase for age-related diseases. In 1996, he wrote the first book on the telomerase theory of aging, Reversing Human Aging, and has published the sole medical textbook on the topic. Most recently he published The Telomerase Revolution which was named one of the five best science books of the year by the Wall Street Journal.

Dr. Fossel earned his PhD and MD from Stanford University, where he taught neurobiology and research methods. He has lectured at the National Institutes of Health and the Smithsonian Institution and has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, BBC, and NPR among others. He is currently working to bring telomerase to human trials for Alzheimer's disease with his company, Telocyte.

On This Episode We Discuss…
Telomere theory of aging
Age related diseases telomerase potentially prevent/treat
Telomerase product effects on cancer prevention
Common misconceptions of aging
Changing public perspective on the potential of reversing aging
Role of family history in longevity
Recent aging/telomerase research
CRISPR’s use with telomerase
Scientifically validation of current anti-aging products

Learn more on Michael Fossel’s website. I also recommend his book, The Telomerase Revolution.

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