If you were to compare Scientists with Rock Stars, then Dr. Bill Andrews would be Elvis, the King of Rock!
But when Dr. Andrews slips through Auckland Airport on June 30th, there will be no fanfare or screaming crowds demanding his autograph.
But perhaps if people knew who Dr. Andrews was, there would be. Because it’s fair to say he will touch the heart of more people than any Rock Star ever could. They just won’t know it.
If you google Dr Bill Andrews you’ll see just how famous this micro biologist is! Telomeres, telomerase and Nobel Prize are all words that pop up alongside his name.
Dr. Bill Andrews is the founder and CEO of Reno based research company Sierra Sciences, and at 62 years old is not just a mere ‘marathon runner’, he frequently partakes in Ultra-marathons, “I can run 100 miles, finish, turn around, and meet friends of mine on the course who are still coming in,” says Andrews. “I’ve been in many races where I’m stepping over bodies of people who have collapsed, and I’m feeling great.”
But it’s another race that Dr. Andrews is in, the race to cure ageing, and with it, many of the aged related diseases. In the early 1990’s, prior to setting up Sierra Sciences, Dr. Andrews was the director of molecular biology at the biotech firm Geron, Andrews helped lead a team of researchers that, in alliance with a lab at the University of Colorado, identified the human telomerase gene. For this achievement he was awarded 2nd Place National Inventor of the year.
His discovery is touted as probably the world’s biggest medical breakthrough to date. A discovery that will lead to cures for many age related diseases such as Cancer and Alzheimer’s, and non age-related diseases such as AIDS.
And whereas finding cures to all those diseases is important to Dr. Andrews, his real mission in life is clear. To discover a cure to the world’s biggest killer: Ageing. His motto: “Cure Ageing or Die Trying.”
To many, ageing is just something that happens, an unavoidable part of life that brings with it all the un-niceties. But there is growing noise amongst the scientific community that perhaps ageing doesn’t have to be so unpleasant. Perhaps, it doesn’t even have to happen at all. The term ‘growing old gracefully’ may for once, have some truth to it.
The answer is a clock that ticks inside every dividing cell of our bodies at the tips of our chromosomes, in a region called the telomere. The shortening of our telomeres is proven to have a direct correlation with ageing and age related diseases.
Dr. Bill Andrews explains, “Just like the caps on your shoelaces, the older the telomeres get, the more worn out and shorter they become, until they are rendered useless. This malfunction is one of the biggest, yet most unknown killers of humans today. By putting a halt to the shortening of our telomeres - or even better, lengthening them - the cure for Cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer’s and a long list of other telomere shortening related diseases is one step closer. Plus, you could extend your healthy life indefinitely.”
Scientists have known about Telomeres since the 1930s and that they shorten with age since the 1970s. Yet none have been able to actually figure out a way to stop the shortening - that is, until now.
After an investment of $33 million dollars and 12 years of research Dr. Andrews has discovered the world’s most powerful telomerase inducers. And science tells us that if you can stop the shortening of telomeres you can actually stop ageing itself. If you can lengthen them, you guessed it - now we’re talking about age reversal.
Scientists at Harvard, using Dr Andrews discoveries, switched on the Telomerase gene and have actually been able to turn old mice into young mice - not only in appearance, but internally as well. This isn’t just science fiction anymore, this is science fact.
So one might wonder, why isn’t this gene switched on? Most species are programed for survival, doesn’t it seem odd that the power for immortality is within each one of us, but dormant? Fact is, some cells in your body are immortal, your reproductive cells, and it was this fact that got Dr Andrews thinking, some decades ago, that if these cells could do it, why not the others? They all come from the same stem cells, the same genetic code? In many species the telomerase gene is switched on in our reproductive cells, our germ line, to ensure that as a species we don’t die out. If you were to get pregnant and your reproductive cells weren’t immortal then every time the cells divided in order to grow your baby the telomeres would shorten and the child you gave birth to would be much older than yourself! Remember, cell division = telomere shortening = ageing.
In turns out that the elusive telomerase gene is actually in all of our cells, but in humans is ‘switched off’ in the non-reproductive cells. Expressing Telomerase is simply a matter of coaxing the repressor protein that blocks it, off its perch to allow the Telomerase to flow. Think of it as the real life fountain of youth.
Dr Andrews says that he wants to run a 7 minute mile at the age of 130 and when he achieves that, he will be able to say he has cured ageing!
Dr Bill Andrews will also be launching the real anti-ageing serum, One Truth 818 while in NZ, the world’s first ever skincare to use a proven Telomerase Inducer in its formulation. For the first time a skincare can prevent and reverse ageing, not just work around the signs and symptoms of it. Independantly tested at Abich Laboratories in Italy to prove age reversal and distributed in NZ by Nicky Quinn at Pro Beauty the One Truth 818 Serum is as effective as you’d imagine it would be.
One Truth 818 is launching in New Zealand in July
Dr Bill Andrews PHD who discovered Tam 818, the enzyme responsible for stopping the shortening of Telomeres, and lengthening the life of the cell and consequently the life of human race. This science is now exclusively available in One Truth Serum.
Keen to find out more? Dr Bill Andrews is speaking at the following events:
- Beauty Expo 4th July
- Beautytech 6th July
- Auckland 7th July
- Wellington 8th July
- Christchurch 9th July
To find out more or book your place, and places for your VIP customers, phone ProBeauty on 0508 776 232.
Article written by Chris Sanders, Co Founder of the Chase Life Foundation.
Article supplied by ProBeauty.