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

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

Study explores link between aging, obesity, and metabolic diseases

Study explores link between aging, obesity, and metabolic diseases

Research sheds light on the mystery cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Research sheds light on the mystery cause of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Researchers develop telomerase gene therapy for treating different pathologies

Researchers develop telomerase gene therapy for treating different pathologies

Telomere shortening helps prevent cancer in humans

Telomere shortening helps prevent cancer in humans

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

New insights on telomere length changes and DNA damage responses during space flight

New insights on telomere length changes and DNA damage responses during space flight

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments in healthy adults can reverse the aging process, finds study

Hyperbaric oxygen treatments in healthy adults can reverse the aging process, finds study

Accelerated biological aging not a risk factor for severe COVID-19, say researchers

Accelerated biological aging not a risk factor for severe COVID-19, say researchers

Study: Leukocyte telomere length may offer key insights into woman's longevity

Study: Leukocyte telomere length may offer key insights into woman's longevity

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'