Telomere

A telomere is a region of repetitive DNA at the end of a chromosome, which protects the end of the chromosome from deterioration.
What are Telomeres?

Telomeres are crucial parts of the chromosome that act to protect them and ensure DNA replication is performed effectively.

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Maternal psychological wellbeing during pregnancy has a positive effect on newborns

Maternal psychological wellbeing during pregnancy has a positive effect on newborns

Eating ultraprocessed food shortens your telomeres

Eating ultraprocessed food shortens your telomeres

Link not found between child sexual abuse and telomere length

Link not found between child sexual abuse and telomere length

Study may help develop treatment for age-related pulmonary fibrosis

Study may help develop treatment for age-related pulmonary fibrosis

Genetic variant in Japanese population increases risk of interstitial lung disease among RA patients

Genetic variant in Japanese population increases risk of interstitial lung disease among RA patients

Study: Inhibition of TLK protein stimulates the innate immune system

Study: Inhibition of TLK protein stimulates the innate immune system

Using advanced microscopy techniques to see single molecules of telomerase in living cells

Using advanced microscopy techniques to see single molecules of telomerase in living cells

New study may offer a breakthrough in treating telomere diseases

New study may offer a breakthrough in treating telomere diseases

Chemists develop promising molecular tool to target cell immortality's underlying gears

Chemists develop promising molecular tool to target cell immortality's underlying gears

Observation of telomerase activity at a single-molecule level using 'optical tweezers'

Observation of telomerase activity at a single-molecule level using 'optical tweezers'

Rapamycin worsens diseases and premature aging in mice with short telomeres

Rapamycin worsens diseases and premature aging in mice with short telomeres

Blood test for inflammatory and cell senescence biomarkers may help predict cognitive decline

Blood test for inflammatory and cell senescence biomarkers may help predict cognitive decline

Biological age metric can provide new opportunities for preventative healthcare

Biological age metric can provide new opportunities for preventative healthcare

New insight into genomic alterations associated with telomere maintenance mechanisms in cancer

New insight into genomic alterations associated with telomere maintenance mechanisms in cancer

High-fat milk drinkers may age faster than low-fat milk lovers, study finds

High-fat milk drinkers may age faster than low-fat milk lovers, study finds

Drinking low-fat milk associated with less aging in adults, study shows

Drinking low-fat milk associated with less aging in adults, study shows

Tulane neuroscientist receives $2.9 million NIH grant to launch the Telomere Research Network

Tulane neuroscientist receives $2.9 million NIH grant to launch the Telomere Research Network

Lowering the Barriers to Automated Microscopy

Lowering the Barriers to Automated Microscopy

Crick study reveals vital protective role of telomere t-loops

Crick study reveals vital protective role of telomere t-loops

Chronic sleep deprivation linked to increased biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk

Chronic sleep deprivation linked to increased biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk