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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. Results of the study carried out by the Human Genetics Group of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), led by Javier Benitez, to be published in open-access journal PLoS Genetics on July 28th, reflect that familial, but not sporadic, breast cancer cases are characterized by shorter...

2011-07-21 16:15:00

HOUSTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- America's #1 rated morning news program, The Today Show, featured a story highlighting SpectraCell's Telomere Test, a blood test that measures cellular aging. The segment entitled How to Live to 100 showcased SpectraCell's Telomere Test as a tool for those interested in monitoring their health with biomarkers specific to longevity and aging. The Telomere Test measures a person's biological age in comparison to their chronological age, giving a person...

2011-07-21 09:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the nation's largest and most diverse genomics projects has reached its first major milestone in just 15 months. Scientists have genotyped the DNA and analyzed the length of chromosome tips in more than 100,000 Kaiser Permanente members who agreed to be part of the research. The project is a novel resource for the world of health science research because it will provide scientists with high-quality, genome-wide genetic data on a...

2011-07-15 14:53:35

Telomeres, the body's own cellular clocks, may be a crucial factor underlying the development of emphysema, according to research from Johns Hopkins University. "We found that in mice that have short telomeres, there was a significant increased risk of developing emphysema after exposure to cigarette smoke," said Mary Armanios, MD, assistant professor of oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The study appears online ahead of the print edition of the American Journal of Respiratory...

2011-06-30 19:28:01

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have provided more clues to one of the least understood phenomena in some cancers: why the "ends caps" of cellular DNA, called telomeres, lengthen instead of shorten. In a study published online June 30 in Science Express, the Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified two genes that, when defective, may cause these telomere elongations. Telomeres contain repeated sequences of DNA that, in normal cells, shorten each time a cell divides. Without telomeres,...

2011-06-21 12:39:41

Two Baylor College of Medicine doctors have received support for their research from Alex's Lemonade Stand, a nonprofit group dedicated to fighting pediatric cancer. Dr. Jason Shohet, assistant professor of pediatrics "“ hematology/oncology and co-chair of Texas Children's Cancer Center's Neuroblastoma Program, received a two-year, $200,000 Innovation Award from the organization for his research on reprogramming neuroblastoma cancer stem cells. Innovation Awards are given by Alex's...

2011-06-17 03:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO) announced today that its subsidiary VGX Animal Health, Inc., a developer of DNA-based vaccines and therapies for companion and food animals, has achieved strong T cell responses from VAH-5000D, its DNA vaccine encoding telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) for the treatment of dogs with cancer. This preclinical data was presented by Dr. Douglas Kern, DVM, VGX Animal Health's Vice President of...

2011-06-16 07:18:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers have found new clues about aging, by identifying a new pathway that sets the clock for programmed aging in normal cells. The study focused on a toxic protein called progerin and its interaction with telomeres, which cap the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres wear away during cell division. When they degrade sufficiently, the cell stops dividing and dies. The researchers found that dysfunctional and short telomeres activate production of progerin, which is...

2011-06-13 16:03:15

Genetic splicing mechanism triggers both premature aging syndrome and normal cellular aging National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a new pathway that sets the clock for programmed aging in normal cells. The study provides insights about the interaction between a toxic protein called progerin and telomeres, which cap the ends of chromosomes like aglets, the plastic tips that bind the ends of shoelaces. The study by researchers from the National Human Genome Research...

2011-06-09 00:00:30

Cutting edge research and experts are agreeing that slowing aging is a real possibility. But how to do that is not always clear with all the variety of information out there. To help clear things up and assist people in their choice, the "100 Is The New 50" Anti Aging Society is pleased to announce the "The 7 Essential Steps To Fight Growing Old" teleseminar. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2011 Technology has moved us closer than ever to a new reality: 100 can be the new 50! That is why...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'