The Telomerase Revolution: What the Latest Science Reveals About the Nature of Aging and the Potential for Dramatic Life Extension by Michael Fossel
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Telomerase Revolution by Michael Fossel is an excellent, passionate update on the progress and benefits of telomerase as a likely cure for aging and its related diseases. Many chapters are devoted to understanding the body’s systems that deteriorate with age and the killers such as cancer and Alzheimers that expose themselves once age has settled in. With all the evidence presented and understood in the scientific community about telomeres and the expression of telomerase for the youthfulness of our cells, it’s amazing that so little is being done to advance the work into the clinic, save for a few pioneers, committed researchers, and experimentalists. Theories are suggested as to why a Manhattan Project type of effort hasn’t already begun. Disbelief? Too many Ponce de Leon’s who cried wolf? Maybe the cause of aging is beholden to the power of entrenched industry, such as pharmaceutical companies that gain more from selling pills to treat symptoms rather than supporting underlying cures. For the sake of all of our health and long lives, a grassroots revolution may be what’s needed to achieve dramatic life extension. If the Telomerase Revolution is the source of truth, then what are we waiting for, and what can we each do today? Highly recommended.