Dyskeratosis Congenita News and Research

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Dyskeratosis congenita (DKC), also called Zinsser-Cole-Engman syndrome, is a rare progressive congenital disorder which results in premature aging similar to what is seen in progeria. The disease mainly affects the integumentary system with a major consequence being anomalies of the bone marrow.
ASU researchers uncover crucial step in telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle

ASU researchers uncover crucial step in telomerase enzyme catalytic cycle

Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita

Gene editing technology shines light on rare dyskeratosis congenita

Penn researchers uncover strategy to reverse effects of dyskeratosis congenita

Penn researchers uncover strategy to reverse effects of dyskeratosis congenita

Study stresses importance of investigating telomeres to improve diagnoses, develop treatments for many diseases

Study stresses importance of investigating telomeres to improve diagnoses, develop treatments for many diseases

Researchers report promising outcomes from clinical trial in patients with dyskeratosis congenita

Researchers report promising outcomes from clinical trial in patients with dyskeratosis congenita

CHOP researchers advance stem cell studies in childhood leukemia, Diamond Blackfan anemia

CHOP researchers advance stem cell studies in childhood leukemia, Diamond Blackfan anemia

New nanodevice lays foundations for future development of novel therapies against aging

New nanodevice lays foundations for future development of novel therapies against aging

Researchers identify how telomerase is recruited to chromosome ends

Researchers identify how telomerase is recruited to chromosome ends

UAB first in U.S. with cell-processing workstation

UAB first in U.S. with cell-processing workstation

Scientists mimic dyskeratosis congenita through study of undifferentiated iPS cells

Scientists mimic dyskeratosis congenita through study of undifferentiated iPS cells

Study: Short telomeres may predispose people to age-related diabetes

Study: Short telomeres may predispose people to age-related diabetes

DNA "end-caps" length linked to diabetes risk: New role for short telomeres

DNA "end-caps" length linked to diabetes risk: New role for short telomeres

Dr. Bessler joins Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Dr. Bessler joins Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

DKC establishes link between genetic mutation affecting telomerase function and human disease

DKC establishes link between genetic mutation affecting telomerase function and human disease

Researchers identify key step in maturation pathway of telomerase

Researchers identify key step in maturation pathway of telomerase

Eroded telomeres are behind dyskeratosis congentia aging syndrome

Eroded telomeres are behind dyskeratosis congentia aging syndrome

Study sheds light on cancer susceptibility and disease involving bone-marrow failure

Study sheds light on cancer susceptibility and disease involving bone-marrow failure

Telomerase finding has major implications for cancer

Telomerase finding has major implications for cancer