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A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration.
JAX researchers unravel mechanism that enables cancer cells to survive and divide

JAX researchers unravel mechanism that enables cancer cells to survive and divide

Shorter chromosome 'caps' linked to higher burden of disease later in life

Shorter chromosome 'caps' linked to higher burden of disease later in life

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Sedentary lifestyle may hasten biological aging

Higher maternal age of successful child bearing may be marker of healthy aging

Higher maternal age of successful child bearing may be marker of healthy aging

Starvation may shorten lifespans of children and male descendants, study suggests

Starvation may shorten lifespans of children and male descendants, study suggests

Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Genetic differences between brain cancer cells and normal tissues could offer clues to tumor behavior

Length of telomeres may reveal if vitamin D and omega-3 supplements improve heart health, longevity

Length of telomeres may reveal if vitamin D and omega-3 supplements improve heart health, longevity

UPCI scientists reveal how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to stay alive

UPCI scientists reveal how cancer cells hijack DNA repair pathways to stay alive

Study suggests targeting UNG enzyme may help treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Study suggests targeting UNG enzyme may help treat non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals

Increased food availability during active season slows cellular aging in animals

Nobel laureate-led study uses new technology to watch interaction between telomerase and telomeres

Nobel laureate-led study uses new technology to watch interaction between telomerase and telomeres

Penn researchers uncover strategy to reverse effects of dyskeratosis congenita

Penn researchers uncover strategy to reverse effects of dyskeratosis congenita

Study reveals crucial role of TERRA in preservation of telomeres

Study reveals crucial role of TERRA in preservation of telomeres

New disease gene linked to shortened telomeres appears to raise risk of pulmonary fibrosis-emphysema

New disease gene linked to shortened telomeres appears to raise risk of pulmonary fibrosis-emphysema

Male hormones can reverse biological drivers of aging, study shows

Male hormones can reverse biological drivers of aging, study shows

Mutations in STN1 gene cause Coats plus syndrome

Mutations in STN1 gene cause Coats plus syndrome

Review highlights interconnected roles of apoptosis, cellular senescence in cancer and aging

Review highlights interconnected roles of apoptosis, cellular senescence in cancer and aging

Scientists discover new way to predict risk for delayed recovery in children with AML

Scientists discover new way to predict risk for delayed recovery in children with AML

Scientists develop new nonradioactive method to determine telomere length

Scientists develop new nonradioactive method to determine telomere length

Maternal stress exposure can have major effect on child’s development and future health

Maternal stress exposure can have major effect on child’s development and future health