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2011-04-24 16:07:21

Scientists have uncovered an important clue to one of the mechanisms underlying cancer cell immortality.

2011-04-22 09:54:00

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.

2011-04-21 23:03:29

A study of DNA rearrangements in roundworm chromosomes may offer new insight into large-scale genome duplications that occur in developing tumors.

2011-04-12 10:48:00

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.

2011-04-04 19:49:47

UCSF scientists are reporting several studies showing that psychological stress leads to shorter telomeres – the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are a measure of cell age and, thus, health.

2011-04-03 22:11:35

A common genetic variation links to both bladder cancer risk and to the length of protective caps found on the ends of chromosomes, scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported today at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting.

2011-04-03 21:44:18

Results of a study presented at the AACR 102nd Annual Meeting 2011, held here April 2-6, lend credence to the idea that improving quality of life affects stress-related biological markers and possibly the health of people with cancer.

2011-04-03 21:42:47

Using new genetic information, scientists have linked a commonly found human genetic variant with both longer telomeres and reduced risk of bladder cancer.

2011-03-31 08:26:00

MADRID, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Length the new biotechnology company that measures the length of telomeres, announced that Dr. Jerry W. Shay has been appointed as a Scientific Advisor. Stephen J. Matlin, CEO, Life Length said, "We are delighted to welcome Dr.

2011-03-24 18:01:44

New evidence has emerged from studies in mice that short telomeres or "caps" at the ends of chromosomes may predispose people to age-related diabetes.


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dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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