News tagged with telomere

Putting the brakes on accelerated aging

Telomeres are to chromosomes what aglets are to shoelaces—protective caps that stop the tightly wound strings from unraveling. Every time a cell divides, its telomeres are trimmed, eventually becoming so short that the ...

Feb 11, 2016
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Five surprising findings about death and dying

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes, as Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. Few of us find taxes exciting, but death – even just thinking about it – affects us profoundly in many different ...

Dec 09, 2015
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