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 |
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) ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
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 ...
Cancer Oct 24, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Can the length of strands of DNA in patients with heart disease predict their life expectancy? Researchers from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City, who studied the DNA of more ...
Medical research Mar 10, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (10) | 18 |
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that alternative splicing – a process that allows a single gene to code for multiple proteins – appears to be a new potential target for anti-telomerase ...
Cancer Apr 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
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 |
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 |
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 human body contains immune cells programmed to fight cancer and viral infections, but they often have short lifespans and are not numerous enough to overcome attacks by particularly aggressive malignancies ...
Medical research Jan 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Is anxiety related to premature aging? A new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) shows that a common form of anxiety, known as phobic anxiety, was associated with shorter telomeres ...
Medical research Jul 11, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 2 |
Scientific studies have suggested that a wandering mind indicates unhappiness, whereas a mind that is present in the moment indicates well-being. Now, a preliminary UCSF study suggests a possible link between mind wandering ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 16, 2012 | 3.1 / 5 (7) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—New insights into a protein complex that regulates the very tips of chromosomes could improve methods of screening anti-cancer drugs.
Medical research Nov 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 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 |
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 |
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 |