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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.
Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children

Study finds link between traffic-related air pollution and telomere shortening in children

New technology could hold key to predicting outcome of blood cancer patients

New technology could hold key to predicting outcome of blood cancer patients

High levels of physical activity may slow aging at cellular level

High levels of physical activity may slow aging at cellular level

Maternal stress during pregnancy could lead to premature biological ageing in offspring

Maternal stress during pregnancy could lead to premature biological ageing in offspring

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Salk Institute receives additional $3 million Glenn Foundation gift to continue aging research

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Study explains how genetic mutations linked to telomere capping complex contribute to cancers

Researchers identify molecular switch that converts skin cells into blood vessel cells

Researchers identify molecular switch that converts skin cells into blood vessel cells

Extreme short and long telomeres linked to increased cancer risk

Extreme short and long telomeres linked to increased cancer risk

Study shows decreasing telomere length may contribute to onset of age-related diseases

Study shows decreasing telomere length may contribute to onset of age-related diseases

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