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2013-08-23 23:21:24

TA-65, a natural supplement, improves many aspects of aging in humans. A new survey conducted by researchers from Age Reverse reveals the self-reported benefits of these longevity pills in 246 participants. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 Studies have linked aging to the shortening of telomeres at the end of chromosomes. A longer telomere length ensures the accurate replication of DNA and maintenance of cellular health. It is believed that the degradation of telomeres causes a stage...

2013-07-11 16:34:59

Salk researchers' findings on chromosome shortening suggest a potential target to arrest cancer cell growth 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. Their findings on telomeres, the stretches of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that protect our genetic code and make it possible for cells to divide, suggest a potential target for preventive measures...

2013-06-28 13:07:12

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. They report their findings in a manuscript published online ahead of print, in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. "Cancer cells may maintain short telomeres to maintain their...

2013-06-21 10:49:14

RAP1 is a gene that also protects telomeres. This is the first time that a link has been found between these structures that shorten with ageing and obesity The discovery of an unexpected function for a gene that was associated to another process in the organism might be a solution in search of a problem, a clue to unsuspected connections. That is what has happened with RAP1, a gene that protects telomeres— the ends of chromosomes—after researchers from the Spanish National Cancer...

Genetic Thermometer Could Assess Overall Health
2013-05-23 05:50:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The method developed by the laboratory of Dr. Gil Atzmon at New York´s Albert Einstein College of Medicine measures telomere length, which serve as the "caps" to chromosomes. Telomeres mark the ends of genetic material and ensure...

2013-04-22 10:00:41

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. The enzyme telomerase is overexpressed in almost all cancer cells, and previous research efforts have failed to identify good telomerase inhibitors. The study by Dr. Woodring Wright and UT Southwestern colleagues in the April 4 issue of Cell Reports...


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