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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2011-06-17 03:00:00

BLUE BELL, Pa., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2011-06-16 07:18:12

Researchers have found new clues about aging, by identifying a new pathway that sets the clock for programmed aging in normal cells.

2011-06-13 16:03:15

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a new pathway that sets the clock for programmed aging in normal cells.

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.


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  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.