News tagged with telomere

Longer telomeres linked to risk of brain cancer

New genomic research led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists reveals that two common gene variants that lead to longer telomeres, the caps on chromosome ends thought by many scientists to confer health ...

Jun 08, 2014
popularity 4.1 / 5 (20) | comments 0

How chromosomes keep their loose ends loose

We take it for granted that our chromosomes won't stick together, yet this kind of cellular disaster would happen constantly were it not for a protein called TRF2. Now, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) ...

Feb 06, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Researchers uncover new target for cancer research

In a new paper released today in Nature, BioFrontiers Institute scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder, Tom Cech and Leslie Leinwand, detailed a new target for anti-cancer drug development that is sitting at the ...

Oct 24, 2012
popularity 4.8 / 5 (4) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Telomeres and social disadvantage

Genes amplify the stress of harsh environments for some children, and magnify the advantage of supportive environments for other children, according to a study that's one of the first to document how genes ...

Apr 07, 2014
popularity 4.8 / 5 (10) | comments 0

Violence puts wear and tear on kids' DNA

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 ...

Apr 24, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (2) | comments 0 | with audio podcast