News tagged with telomere length
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 ...
Genetics Nov 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Every cell in the body has chromosomes with so-called telomeres, which are shortened over time and also through lifestyle choices such as smoking and obesity. Researchers have long speculated that the shortening ...
Cardiology Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists at Johns Hopkins have provided more clues to one of the least understood phenomena in some cancers: why the "ends caps" of cellular DNA, called telomeres, lengthen instead of shorten.
Cancer Jun 30, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |