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DNA Methylation Can Help Predict Biological Age
2012-11-22 06:13:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you look around at your friends and family, it is clear our biological clocks tick differently. Women tend to live longer than men do, some individuals can look years younger — or older — than their chronological age, and diseases can affect our aging process. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine led a new study, published online in the journal Molecular Cell, that describes markers and a model...

Telomere Length Predicts Longevity
2012-11-20 13:04:15

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of East Anglia in the UK has found a correlation among biological age, longevity and an individual´s DNA. By studying a wild population of Seychelles Warblers on a small island, the geneticists were able to demonstrate how the end-caps of chromosomes, known as telomeres, shorten due to age and stress, and can be an indication of life expectancy. "Over time these telomeres get broken down and...

Wandering Mind Linked To Telomere Length
2012-11-18 07:59:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While previous research has suggested that individuals with wandering minds could be exhibiting signs of unhappiness, a new study shows that the inability to focus on a task at hand could be linked to aging. In the new study, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) discovered that telomere length, a biological measure of aging at both the cellular and overall physiological level, played a role on whether...

2012-11-09 11:18:22

A team of researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has identified a significant relationship between mortality and the length of telomeres, the stretches of DNA that protect the ends of chromosomes, according to a presentation on Nov. 8 at the American Society of Human Genetics 2012 meeting in San Francisco. While a reduction in telomere length is regarded as a biomarker of aging, scientists have not yet determined whether it plays a direct...

2012-10-18 11:24:21

The combination of shortened telomeres, a biological marker of aging associated with cancer development, and elevated depression significantly impacted bladder cancer mortality, according to data presented at the 11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research, held here Oct. 16-19, 2012. "We found that patients with bladder cancer with shorter telomeres and high levels of depression symptoms have a threefold increased risk for mortality," said Meng...

2012-07-24 10:14:13

American Heart Association meeting report: BCVS-12 Abstract 62 Damaged and aged heart tissue of older heart failure patients was rejuvenated by stem cells modified by scientists, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2012 Scientific Sessions. The study is simultaneously published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research could one day lead to new treatments for heart failure patients, researchers said....

2012-07-11 14:34:21

Next week's Journal of Biological Chemistry "Paper of the Week" by Wai Mun Huang and colleagues at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and the University of Minnesota reveals new insights into the molecular properties of the rod-shaped soil bacterium Agrobacterium tumefaciens, the pathogen responsible for crown gall disease, a tumor-forming infection in plants, such as tomatoes, walnuts, grapes and beets. The bacterium is parasitic: It infects its plant host by entering through...

2012-06-28 23:00:43

Global leader Cenegenics® Medical Institute grows in the Southeast to accommodate expanded heart, telomere and nutraceutical programs that set higher benchmarks for preventive health, visiting physicians in age-management training & an added corporate presence Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 28, 2012 Cenegenics Atlanta´s continued growth prompted their recent move to a 5,000-square-foot facility in the gated, master-planned suburban development called Sanctuary Park, where they join...

2012-06-19 14:03:05

UCLA biochemists have mapped the structure of a key protein—RNA complex that is required for the assembly of telomerase, an enzyme important in both cancer and aging. The researchers found that a region at the end of the p65 protein that includes a flexible tail is responsible for bending telomerase's RNA backbone in order to create a scaffold for the assembly of other protein building blocks. Understanding this protein, which is found in a type of single-celled organism that lives...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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