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2010-03-08 15:05:17

Virologists surprised to discover that a common herpesvirus hidden in chromosomes of some people can be reactivated to infectious form

2010-02-17 09:22:50

In the dominoes that make up human cells, researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have traced another step of the process that stops cells from becoming cancerous.

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2010-02-08 06:25:00

Scientists announced Sunday they have identified for the first time definitive variants associated with biological ageing in humans.

2010-01-20 13:25:08

Patients with coronary heart disease who had higher omega-3 fatty acid blood levels had an associated lower rate of shortening of telomere length, a chromosome marker of biological aging, raising the possibility that these fatty acids may protect against cellular aging, according to a study in the January 20 issue of JAMA.

2010-01-07 18:09:16

Biologists have developed an efficient way to genetically modify human embryonic stem cells.

2010-01-04 07:55:17

An experimental drug currently being tested against breast and lung cancer shows promise in fighting the brain cancer glioblastoma and prostate cancer, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in two preclinical studies.

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2009-12-14 14:25:00

A new study shows that people blessed with youthful faces are more likely to live to a ripe old age than those who look older than their years.

2009-12-01 07:34:12

Intensive exercise prevented shortening of telomeres, a protective effect against aging of the cardiovascular system, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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.

2009-11-19 11:00:29

Doctor in biology from the UPNA, Ms Gúmer Pérez 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,


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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