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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Latest Nobel Collection features five new science articles for young people

Latest Nobel Collection features five new science articles for young people

Study generates a comprehensive genetic map to identify important genes that cause sarcoma

Study generates a comprehensive genetic map to identify important genes that cause sarcoma

Heritable pathogenic defects in genes may increase the risk for sarcomas

Heritable pathogenic defects in genes may increase the risk for sarcomas

Green tea may protect against telomere shortening due to biological aging

Green tea may protect against telomere shortening due to biological aging

New research extensively explores 12 distinctive aging traits

New research extensively explores 12 distinctive aging traits

Maternal stress during pregnancy linked to accelerated cell aging of white children, not Black kids

Maternal stress during pregnancy linked to accelerated cell aging of white children, not Black kids

How air pollution affects the central nervous system over time

How air pollution affects the central nervous system over time

Pitt scientists solve the mystery of how melanoma tumors control their mortality

Pitt scientists solve the mystery of how melanoma tumors control their mortality

Health of mothers, fetuses, and children are all affected by the maternal environment

Health of mothers, fetuses, and children are all affected by the maternal environment

DNA damage in older age increases expression of ACE2 and SARS-CoV-2 infection risk

DNA damage in older age increases expression of ACE2 and SARS-CoV-2 infection risk

ASU scientists discover an unusual RNA biogenesis pathway

ASU scientists discover an unusual RNA biogenesis pathway

Study finds telomeres can set damage thresholds for cancer cells above which they cannot continue to divide

Study finds telomeres can set damage thresholds for cancer cells above which they cannot continue to divide

Cell's anti-aging structures can set the damage threshold a cancer cell can sustain, study shows

Cell's anti-aging structures can set the damage threshold a cancer cell can sustain, study shows

New mechanism may prevent the natural aging of immune cells

New mechanism may prevent the natural aging of immune cells

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