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2011-02-01 13:07:15

Simple hTERT analysis may provide useful prognostic tool in advanced non-small cell lung cancer High levels of circulating DNA may indicate faster progression of lung cancer and lower overall survival, according to a study published in the February edition of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). "Thirty-three years ago it was demonstrated that cancer patients presented more free DNA in the blood than...

2011-01-13 11:04:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Telomerase Activation Sciences, Inc. (T.A. Sciences) today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 7,846,904 to the Geron Corporation. The patent covers the use of certain compounds to upregulate telomerase expression in cells. T.A. Sciences has exclusive worldwide rights to technology under this patent for nutraceutical and cosmetic applications. "This foundational patent is a validation of the millions of dollars and more than 8 years of...

2010-12-10 13:40:03

For years, scientists have tried to understand why children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy experience severe muscle wasting and eventual death. After all, laboratory mice with the same mutation that causes the disease in humans display only a slight weakness. Now research by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and a new animal model of the disease they developed, points a finger squarely at the inability of human muscle stem cells to keep up with the ongoing damage...

2010-11-30 16:32:00

RENO, Nev., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, a team of scientists at Harvard Medical School led by Dr. Ronald DePinho published research providing strong scientific support for the validity of Sierra Sciences' approach to curing aging. Their research demonstrated for the first time that turning on telomerase and lengthening telomeres will reverse the symptoms of old age in a living animal. These findings appear as a research article entitled 'Telomerase reactivation reverses...

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2010-11-29 12:55:00

Harvard scientists believe they might be a step closer to reversing the aging process. The researchers at Harvard Medical School developed an experimental treatment that turned weak and feeble old mice into healthy animals by regenerating their aged bodies. The surprise recovery of the mice raised hopes among scientist that it may be possible to achieve a similar accomplishment in humans. An anti-aging therapy could have a dramatic impact on public health by reducing the burden of...

2010-11-04 17:40:20

Telomerase is an enzyme that maintains the DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, known as telomeres. In the absence of telomerase activity, every time our cells divide, our telomeres get shorter. This is part of the natural aging process, as most cells in the human body do not have much active telomerase. Eventually, these DNA-containing telomeres, which act as protective caps at the ends of chromosomes, become so short that the cells die. But in some cells, such as cancer cells, telomerase,...

2010-11-04 13:19:08

Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis, and the University of California, San Francisco. The study is the first to link positive well-being to higher telomerase, an enzyme important for the long-term health of cells in the body. The effect appears to be attributable to psychological changes that increase a person's ability to cope with stress and...

2010-11-04 07:00:00

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Al Sears, M.D., the first physician in the United States licensed to administer the revolutionary anti-aging therapy TA-65 MD to his patients, has announced he is now offering the breakthrough supplement to the general public through his website (www.alsearsmd.com). Previously you had to go to his practice for extensive testing to receive a bottle. Not long ago, Dr. Sears met a group of specialists who had done some revolutionary...

2010-11-02 08:09:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- With 655,000 deaths worldwide per year from colorectal cancer, it is the fourth most common form of cancer in the United States.  Although it generally occurs in patients 60 and up, younger patients have been known to develop the cancer with no family history of it, and until now, researchers have been bemused as to why this occurs.  A recent study has uncovered a link involving telomeres and an increased risk for colorectal cancer in younger age groups that...

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2010-10-04 08:32:12

Like cats, human cells have a finite number of lives-once they divide a certain number of times (thankfully, more than nine) they change shape, slow their pace, and eventually stop dividing, a phenomenon called "cellular senescence". Biologists know that a cellular clock composed of structures at the chromosome end known as telomeres records how many "lives" a cell has expended. Up to now, investigators have not yet defined how the clock's ticking signals the approach of cellular oblivion. In...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.