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2011-07-15 14:53:35

Telomeres, the body's own cellular clocks, may be a crucial factor underlying the development of emphysema, according to research from Johns Hopkins University.

2011-06-30 19:28:01

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have provided more clues to one of the least understood phenomena in some cancers: why the "ends caps" of cellular DNA, called telomeres, lengthen instead of shorten.

2011-06-15 13:30:29

Genes control everything from eye color to disease susceptibility, and inheritance - the passing of the genes from generation to generation after they have been duplicated - depends on centromeres.

2011-05-17 08:00:00

Study of institutionalized Romanian children finds prematurely shortened telomeres, a mark of cell aging BOSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies in institutionalized Romanian children have found that the length of time spent in conditions of social deprivation and neglect correlates with lower IQ and behavioral problems.

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2011-05-16 14:43:53

A new blood test is going on sale this year that will predict how long someone has to live, based on their speed of aging.

2011-05-06 14:25:04

Cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme, which is linked to the disease's growth.

2011-04-28 21:19:59

Whitehead Institute scientists report that two proteins once thought to have only supporting roles, are the true "stars" of the kinetochore assembly process in human cells.

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2011-04-24 16:07:21

Scientists have uncovered an important clue to one of the mechanisms underlying cancer cell immortality.

2011-04-21 23:03:29

A study of DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes may offer new insight into large-scale genome duplications that occur in developing tumors.

2011-04-04 19:49:47

UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres – the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health.


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dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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