Latest Chromosomes Stories
A team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has identified why disruption of a vital pathway in cell cycle control leads to the proliferation of cancer cells.
Researchers from the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research in Tokyo have discovered that forced elongation of telomeres (extensions on the end of chromosomes) promotes the differentiation of cancer cells, probably reducing malignancy, which is strongly associated with a loss of cell differentiation.
Omega-3 supplements like Omega XL shown to protect against age-related chromosome damage Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 An Ohio State University
RAP1 is a gene that also protects telomeres.
A new technique featured in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) could lead to the development of a "genetic thermometer" that could assess a patient's health in relation to other individuals.
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that alternative splicing – a process that allows a single gene to code for multiple proteins – appears to be a new potential target for anti-telomerase cancer therapy.
New research into ageing processes, based on modern genetic techniques, confirms theoretical expectations about the correlation between reproduction and lifespan.
Researchers studying more than 3,500 patients with heart disease say the length of DNA strands can help predict life expectancy.
Among healthy adults who were administered a cold virus, those with shorter telomere length (a structure at the end of a chromosome) in certain cells were more likely to develop experimentally-induced upper respiratory infection than participants with longer telomeres.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).