Latest Telomere Stories
A rare genetic disease called dyskeratosis congenita, caused by the rapid shortening of telomeres (protective caps on the ends of chromosomes), can be mimicked through the study of undifferentiated induced pluripotent stem cells.
Study of institutionalized Romanian children finds prematurely shortened telomeres, a mark of cell aging BOSTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Studies in institutionalized Romanian children have found that the length of time spent in conditions of social deprivation and neglect correlates with lower IQ and behavioral problems.
A new blood test is going on sale this year that will predict how long someone has to live, based on their speed of aging.
Cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme, which is linked to the disease's growth.
Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and a history of childhood trauma had significantly shorter telomere length than those with PTSD but without childhood trauma.
Scientists have uncovered an important clue to one of the mechanisms underlying cancer cell immortality.
LA JOLLA, Calif., April 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After undergoing an extensive review process by Salk senior faculty, Non-Resident Fellows, and scientific leaders in their respective fields, Leanne Jones and Satchidananda Panda have been promoted to Associate Professor, and E.J.
A study of DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes may offer new insight into large-scale genome duplications that occur in developing tumors.
MALAGA, Spain, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundbreaking research touting the benefits of telomerase activation has been published in Aging Cell, the # 1 journal in geriatrics and gerontology.
UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres â€“ the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health.
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