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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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

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

Study brings scientists one step closer to solving the mystery of aging

Study explores the intersection of culture and health among Mexican women and children

Study explores the intersection of culture and health among Mexican women and children

What makes the elderly more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection?

What makes the elderly more susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection?

Study shows that telomeres shorten most rapidly during early childhood

Study shows that telomeres shorten most rapidly during early childhood

Full assembly of human chromosome 8 reveals novel genes, disease risks

Full assembly of human chromosome 8 reveals novel genes, disease risks

Researchers define genetic landscape of uterine leiomyosarcomas

Researchers define genetic landscape of uterine leiomyosarcomas

New approach may lead to novel treatments for renal fibrosis

New approach may lead to novel treatments for renal fibrosis

Study opens the door to new possibilities targeting telomeres to help treat cancer

Study opens the door to new possibilities targeting telomeres to help treat cancer

BMI, male sex, smoking, depression and metabolic syndrome contribute to biological aging

BMI, male sex, smoking, depression and metabolic syndrome contribute to biological aging

Researchers assess impact of family migration on infant well-being

Researchers assess impact of family migration on infant well-being

New study unravels complete sequence of DNA repair mechanism

New study unravels complete sequence of DNA repair mechanism

Study finds association between severity of COVID-19 and shorter telomeres

Study finds association between severity of COVID-19 and shorter telomeres