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Longer Telomeres Mean Longer Lifespan
2012-01-11 05:57:06

A new study has found a possible predictor of lifespan. According to researchers at the University of Glasgow in England, the link lies in the telomeres that are located on an individual’s DNA.

2011-12-08 23:34:46

Researchers have revealed how a molecule called telomerase contributes to the control of the integrity of our genetic code, and when it is involved in the deregulation of the code, its important role in the development of cancer.

2011-12-05 13:01:24

Damage to podocytes -- a specialized type of epithelial cell in the kidney -- occurs in more than 90 percent of all chronic kidney disease.

2011-12-01 22:11:14

Shortening end caps on chromosomes in human cervical cancer cells disrupts DNA repair signaling, increases the cells’ sensitivity to radiation treatment and kills them more quickly.

2011-11-04 21:25:09

Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center have discovered an alternative mechanism for the extension of the telomere repeat sequence by DNA repair enzymes.

2011-09-01 12:19:27

The first report of the presence of alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) in cancers arising from the bladder, cervix, endometrium, esophagus, gallbladder, liver, and lung was published today in The American Journal of Pathology.

2011-07-29 13:03:11

Telomeres, the complex structures that protect the end of chromosomes, of peripheral blood cells are significantly shorter in patients with familial breast cancer than in the general population.


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