New Blood Test Shows Positive Results, Experts Hope To Reveal Soon How Long You Have To Live
Researchers have noticed positive results from the blood tests that they ran over a population of wild birds to see if ageing tests can reveal any of the secrets of age and death or not.
Yes, the answer fortunately turned out to be `yes' when researchers noticed that the blood test that they ran over the species living outside a laboratory setting to determine how fast one is ageing, showed positive results.
During the tests, experts closely measured the average length telomeres, which in scientific language are called as internal clocks that are the most reliable sources of providing estimates of a person's true biological age rather than their actual chronological age.
Telomeres are basically the tiny structures on the tips of chromosomes, which according to experts get shorter each time when a cell divides during an organism's lifetime. The above facts showed a new hope to researchers that with the help of telomere tests, they can not only estimate how fast someone is ageing but also they can get to know how long one will live if they have to die of natural causes.
"We saw that telomere length is a better indicator of life expectancy than chronological age. So by measuring telomere length we have a way of estimating the biological age of an individual - how much of its life it has used up", said Mr. David Richardson of the University of East Anglia.
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