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2013-04-12 15:57:27

Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and UC Berkeley have, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex fit together and function in a three-dimensional structure. The creation of the first complete visual map of the telomerase enzyme, which is known to play a significant role in aging and most cancers, represents a breakthrough that could open up a host of new...

DNA Strand Length Can Predict Heart Disease Death
2013-03-11 20:36:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Univere Online Researchers studying more than 3,500 patients with heart disease say the length of DNA strands can help predict life expectancy. Scientists at the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City presented a new study March 9 at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session in San Francisco, claiming they were able to predict survival rates among patients with heart disease. The...

Biological Markers In Chromosomes Predict The Common Cold
2013-02-20 10:41:51

[Watch Video: Biological Marker Predicts Susceptibility To Common Cold] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While predicting future events has been met with much skepticism, many scientists make it their life work to predict what will happen in the future. Such predictions include what regional weather will be like, how much warmer the planet will be, and even when the Sun will die. But predictive science is not limited to just forecasting the weather or...

2013-02-17 23:00:56

The TA-65 Users Survey included the collection of qualitative data gathered through survey research. This study outlined the TA-65 longevity and health benefits seen in actual human subjects, during the course of the 6 months. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2013 Telomeres are protective pieces of DNA material at the ends of every chromosome in every cell in the body. Telomeres, like protective caps at the end of our shoelaces, function to protect the integrity of the genome and preserve...

2012-11-21 06:20:29

This discovery holds the potential to reduce healthcare costs for many common inflammatory diseases such as cancer and diabetesSingapore, Nov 21, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - A*STAR scientists have identified the enzyme, telomerase, as a cause of chronic inflammation in human cancers. Chronic inflammation is now recognized as a key underlying cause for the development of many human cancers, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and metabolic diseases such as diabetes. This enzyme,...

Telomere Length Predicts Longevity
2012-11-20 13:04:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of East Anglia in the UK has found a correlation among biological age, longevity and an individual´s DNA. By studying a wild population of Seychelles Warblers on a small island, the geneticists were able to demonstrate how the end-caps of chromosomes, known as telomeres, shorten due to age and stress, and can be an indication of life expectancy. "Over time these telomeres get broken down and...

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, according to a presentation on Nov. 8 at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting in San Francisco. While a reduction in telomere length is regarded as a biomarker of aging, scientists have not yet determined whether it plays a direct...

2012-07-24 10:14:13

American Heart Association meeting report: BCVS-12 Abstract 62 Damaged and aged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions. The study is simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research could one day lead to new treatments for heart failure patients, researchers said....


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