Funding For Telomerase Research

The Life Extension Foundation News notes that "The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology received 175 million HK dollars [about US$22.5 million] donation Wednesday from the Hong Kong Jockey to develop drugs against age- related diseases. The university will apply part of a major donation and partner with the San Francisco-based Geron Corporation to establish a biotechnology company, TA Therapeutics Limited, in Hong Kong. The new company will conduct researches, predominantly in Hong Kong, and develop telomerase activator drugs that restore the regenerative and functional capacity of cells to help fight against age-related and neurodegenerative diseases." More research into understanding and manipulating telomeres is a good thing.


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