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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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

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