Latest Telomere Stories
Telomerase is an enzyme that maintains the DNA at the ends of our chromosomes, known as telomeres.
Positive psychological changes that occur during meditation training are associated with greater telomerase activity.
ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.
With 655,000 deaths worldwide per year from colorectal cancer, it is the fourth most common form of cancer in the United States.
For the first time, researchers have found a link between long telomeres and an increased risk for colorectal cancer.
Accurate duplication of genetic material and the faithful segregation of chromosomes are critical for cell survival.
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".
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.
New paper in Nature by Portuguese researchers provides light on paradox in cell biology world.
RENO, Nev., Sept.