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2012-11-09 11:18:22

A team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has identified a significant relationship between mortality and the length of telomeres, the stretches of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes.

2012-10-18 11:24:21

The combination of shortened telomeres, a biological marker of aging associated with cancer development, and elevated depression significantly impacted bladder cancer mortality.

2012-07-20 01:54:20

Scientists at the Stowers Institute of Medical Research have developed an innovative method to count the number of fluorescent molecules in a cluster and then applied the novel approach to settle a debate rampant among cell biologists—namely, how DNA twists into a unique chromosomal structure called the centromere.

2012-06-28 23:00:43

Global leader Cenegenics® Medical Institute grows in the Southeast to accommodate expanded heart, telomere and nutraceutical programs that set higher benchmarks for preventive health, visiting

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2012-06-12 07:32:00

A recent study by researchers at found that people whose fathers and grandfathers waited until they were older to have children tended to have a higher amount of resources for the body to repair cells and tissues.

2012-05-29 12:14:05

According to a new study, children exposed to high levels of the common air pollutant naphthalene are at increased risk for chromosomal aberrations (CAs), which have been previously associated with cancer.

Does Polyploidy Play A Role In The Italian Endemic Flora?
2012-05-22 08:24:01

Besides the obvious differences between plants and animals, subtle ones lie concealed within the cell, even within the nucleus.

2012-05-03 16:05:03

Cohesin is a ring-shaped protein complex involved in the spatial organization of the genome and in mitotic chromosome structure.

2012-04-30 05:26:23

In today's society, kids already act and look older than they are. Recent research has proved that the DNA of 10-year-olds who have experienced violence at a young age are found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging.

Children Age Faster When Exposed To Violence And Bullying
2012-04-25 10:07:00

Researchers have found that violence in the lives of children can cause changes in their DNA equivalent to seven to 10 years of premature aging. Scientists measured this cellular aging by studying the ends of children’s chromosomes, called telomeres.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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