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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Research identifies unique vulnerabilities in ALT cancers that can serve as novel therapeutic targets

Research identifies unique vulnerabilities in ALT cancers that can serve as novel therapeutic targets

HIV accelerates epigenetic aging soon after initial HIV infection

HIV accelerates epigenetic aging soon after initial HIV infection

The potential mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 to induce DNA damage

The potential mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 to induce DNA damage

Mice live longer with nasal gene therapy

Mice live longer with nasal gene therapy

COVID-19 mortality among elderly may be due to genetically predetermined limit on the immune system

COVID-19 mortality among elderly may be due to genetically predetermined limit on the immune system

Scientists investigate the association between walking pace and leucocyte telomere length

Scientists investigate the association between walking pace and leucocyte telomere length

Evidence of accelerated epigenetic age in SARS-CoV-2-positive patients

Evidence of accelerated epigenetic age in SARS-CoV-2-positive patients

Species differences in somatic mutations shed light on aging

Species differences in somatic mutations shed light on aging

Could DNA be linked to Premature Aging in Cancer Survivors?

Could DNA be linked to Premature Aging in Cancer Survivors?

Human genome sequenced in its entirety for the first time

Human genome sequenced in its entirety for the first time

UW Medicine scientists contribute to the publication of first complete, gapless genome sequence

UW Medicine scientists contribute to the publication of first complete, gapless genome sequence

TTUHSC researcher secures $1.9 million grant to investigate vulnerabilities in ALT cancers

TTUHSC researcher secures $1.9 million grant to investigate vulnerabilities in ALT cancers

Correlation between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and COVID-19

Correlation between idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and COVID-19

Potential association between senescence and aging in COVID-19

Potential association between senescence and aging in COVID-19

Telomeric DNA damage response may increase susceptibility of elderly people to COVID-19

Telomeric DNA damage response may increase susceptibility of elderly people to COVID-19

Repeated injury to the epithelial tissue of airways causes "biological aging" of stem cells

Repeated injury to the epithelial tissue of airways causes "biological aging" of stem cells

SARS-CoV-2 may have consequences to host cells beyond evoking an immune response

SARS-CoV-2 may have consequences to host cells beyond evoking an immune response

Self-correcting genetic mutations may protect patients with shortened telomeres from blood cancers

Self-correcting genetic mutations may protect patients with shortened telomeres from blood cancers

Cancer treatment with terpyridine platinum compounds induces telomere dysfunction, chromosome instability

Cancer treatment with terpyridine platinum compounds induces telomere dysfunction, chromosome instability

Cats could be a valuable model organism for geneticists, expert says

Cats could be a valuable model organism for geneticists, expert says