CMB researchers demonstrate that meditation can increase telomerase activity, as reported in Time, Science Daily and The Huffington Post
The Shamatha Project, led by Dr. Clifford Saron at the UC-Davis Center for Mind & Brain, has shown that intensive meditation can lead to increases in telomerase, an enzyme important for the long-term health of cells in the body.
UC-Davis Press Release: http://www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=9669
Science Daily Article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101103171642.htm
Huffington Post Article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wray-herbert/meditation-research_b_780525.html