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bio website benjamingift.com
location Portland, OR
age 23
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seen Jan 4 at 20:01

Currently traveling the world and studying computer science at Portland State University.


Sep
3
comment Telomere elongation methods?
I wonder if you activated telomerase in naked mole rats how long they would live. (they have cell density detection that kills all cancer, I've read)
Sep
3
accepted Telomere elongation methods?
Aug
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
30
comment Telomere elongation methods?
I'm confused. I thought the issue with telomere length wasn't that it effects the longevity of the cell, but its ability to reproduce and have its offspring reproduce etc. So then wouldn't longer telomeres just let you have healthy cell reproduction in old age?
Aug
29
awarded  Scholar
Aug
29
comment Does a blood transfusion cure disease?
Wow interesting! But why do they have to wipe out the host's immune system before injecting the "super white blood cells" that they grew? Also why can parts of the body be transplanted without (usually) being destroyed like the white blood cells? Are blood cells more scrutinized by the native white ones?
Aug
29
accepted Does a blood transfusion cure disease?
Aug
29
awarded  Student
Aug
29
awarded  Editor
Aug
29
revised Telomere elongation methods?
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Aug
29
asked Does a blood transfusion cure disease?
Aug
29
asked Telomere elongation methods?
Feb
2
awarded  Autobiographer