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2009-11-21 09:38:07

Researchers from Brown University and Butler Hospital have determined that children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults. The findings are published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry. A print version of the articled is also expected. Children who suffer physical or emotional abuse may be faced with accelerated cellular aging as adults, according to new research from Butler Hospital and Brown University. The findings, which are...

2009-11-19 11:00:29

Doctor in biology from the UPNA, Ms Gúmer P©rez Garrido studied and described for the first time how the telomeres and adjacent sequences of the oyster fungus (Pleurotus ostreatus) are organized. Her PhD thesis, "Organization of the telomeric and subtelomeric regions of the basidiomycete Pleurotus ostreatus." The aim was to get to know more thoroughly how the genetic material of this type of fungus is organized and compare it with other organisms. In fact, the telomere...

2009-11-12 09:06:21

A team led by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found a clear link between living to 100 and inheriting a hyperactive version of an enzyme that rebuilds telomeres "” the tip ends of chromosomes. The findings appear in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Telomeres play crucial roles in aging, cancer and other biological processes. Their importance was recognized last month, when three scientists were awarded...

2009-10-19 07:32:58

Mice and DKC patients share a genetic deficiency that shortens their telomeres, the caps that protect the ends of each chromosome; studying how the mice recover normal telomere length could lead to novel treatments for this genetic disorder The human genetic disease dyskeratosis congenita (DKC) is an autosomal dominant disease that leads to abnormalities in tissues with a rapid cell turnover "“ the skin, nails, bone marrow, lungs and gut. Patients with DKC experience life-threatening...

2009-10-15 12:34:26

NSF funding in basic research yields great payoffs in scientific contributions worldwide The National Science Foundation (NSF) congratulates the 2009 Nobel laureates, particularly those who have received NSF funding over the years: Jack W. Szostak, who shared the prize in physiology or medicine; Thomas A. Steitz, who shared the prize in chemistry; and Elinor Ostrom and Oliver E. Williamson who earned the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in economic sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel 2009. "Through a...

2009-10-09 08:33:00

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The first anti-aging doctor licensed to offer TA-65 treatment in the U.S. predicted the Nobel Prize in medicine for Elizabeth Blackburn. Three Americans shared the prize, including Carol Greider and Jack Szostak for their research on telomeres, the "caps" at the end of chromosomes. On hearing the news, Dr. Sears noted, "It was no surprise to me. The science of telomere biology is the most important discovery in human history. We now...

2009-10-06 08:50:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rebecca W. Rimel, President and CEO of The Pew Charitable Trusts, issued the following statement today, congratulating Pew Biomedical Scholar Carol W. Greider, Ph.D., on receiving the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Greider, a professor in the department of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, shares this highest award with Jack W. Szostak of Massachusetts General Hospital and...

2009-10-05 08:43:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Molecular biologist Elizabeth H. Blackburn, PhD, 60, of the University of California, San Francisco, today was named to receive the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Blackburn shares the award with Carol W. Greider of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Jack W. Szostak of Harvard Medical School. The scientists discovered an enzyme that plays a key role in normal cell function, as well as in cell aging and most...

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2009-10-05 12:30:00

An American team of researchers was awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for their discovery in the process of cellular aging. Elizabeth Blackburn, Carol Greider and Jack Szostak were chosen to share the award for their role in showing "how chromosomes are protected by telomeres and the enzyme telomerase," the Nobel Assembly said Monday. The team showed how chromosomes can be copied in a complete way during cell divisions and how they can be protected against degradation. "The Nobel...

2009-09-29 09:00:00

ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The first anti-aging doctor to offer TA-65 treatment in the U.S., has discovered a way to apply similar technology to skin care. TA-65 is the newest and most dramatic technology in the world of life extension. It is the only commercially available product that lengthens human telomeres - the protective tips that cap the ends of your DNA. Each time your cells divide, your telomeres get shorter. When your telomeres run down, cell division...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.