(From the LEF News). The russian researcher who correctly predicted the existence of telomeres is making some bold new predictions on the underlying mechanisms of aging. The information in this article is sparse, but we'll be hearing more as other researchers look into testing the claims and evidence. The idea of a single central, root mechanism for aging is not in favor with most biogerontologists, who believe aging is a combination of several complex processes. But this is the cut and thrust of scientific debate in a young field. With more funding, we shall see how it all turns out in the laboratory.