Latest Chromosomes Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have uncovered an important clue to one of the mechanisms underlying cancer cell immortality.
A study of DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes may offer new insight into large-scale genome duplications that occur in developing tumors.
UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres â€“ the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health.
A common genetic variation links to both bladder cancer risk and to the length of protective caps found on the ends of chromosomes, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting.
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