News tagged with telomere
(Medical Xpress) -- If your father and grandfather waited until they were older before reproducing, you might experience life-extending benefits.
Medical research Jun 11, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (14) | 8 |
Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years. The DNA of 10-year-olds who experienced violence in their young lives has been found to show wear and tear normally associated with aging, a Duke ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at Newcastle University have unlocked clues that give us a greater understanding of the ageing process.
Medical research Mar 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (8) | 2 |
The ability to anticipate future events allows us to plan and exert control over our lives, but it may also contribute to stress-related increased risk for the diseases of aging, according to a study by UCSF researchers.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Stress has numerous detrimental effects on the human body. Many of these effects are acutely felt by the sufferer, but many more go 'unseen', one of which is shortening of telomere length.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 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 of the German Cancer Research Center have discovered an alternative mechanism for the extension of the telomere repeat sequence by DNA repair enzymes.
Medical research Nov 03, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
A new study of the DNA of people living in Glasgow suggests that earning less than the average wage and eating an unhealthy diet could accelerate the ageing process.
Health Jul 28, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1 |
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 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A controversial test capable of revealing just how long you have to live is set to hit the market in Britain within the year. The test measures a person's telomeres which are the structures found on the ...
Health May 17, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (14) | 1 |
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