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2010-11-04 17:40:20

Telomerase is an enzyme that maintains the DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, known as telomeres.

2010-11-04 13:19:08

Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity.

2010-11-02 08:09:11

With 655,000 deaths worldwide per year from colorectal cancer, it is the fourth most common form of cancer in the United States.

2010-10-28 22:07:20

For the first time, researchers have found a link between long telomeres and an increased risk for colorectal cancer.

2010-10-08 02:15:08

Accurate duplication of genetic material and the faithful segregation of chromosomes are critical for cell survival.

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2010-10-04 08:32:12

Like cats, human cells have a finite number of lives-once they divide a certain number of times (thankfully, more than nine) they change shape, slow their pace, and eventually stop dividing, a phenomenon called "cellular senescence".

2010-09-24 08:52:57

Among patients receiving immunosuppressive therapy for severe aplastic anemia, a condition in which the bone marrow is unable to produce blood cells, the length of telomeres (chromosome markers of biological aging) was clearly associated with a higher rate of relapse and lower overall survival.

2010-09-09 01:16:20

New paper in Nature by Portuguese researchers provides light on paradox in cell biology world.