News - 29 Oct 2010
For the first time, researchers have found a link between long telomeres and an increased risk for colorectal cancer, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research...
News - 16 Jul 2015
Studying telomeres, the structures that protect the ends of chromosomes, has become a key issue in biology. In recent years, not only has their relation to ageing been confirmed; defective telomeres...
News - 16 Mar 2021
Ageing is a common factor in many diseases. So, what if it were possible to treat them by acting on the causes of ageing or, more specifically, by acting on the shortening of telomeres, the structures...
News - 30 Jun 2017
Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres, the caps that protect the ends of our chromosomes.
News - 21 Apr 2010
Researchers have detected a link between alcohol consumption, cancer and aging that starts at the cellular level with telomere shortening.
News - 11 Jan 2021
Patients with severe COVID-19 disease have significantly shorter telomeres, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre in collaboration with the...
News - 9 Jul 2009
Telomeres, the repetitive sequences of DNA at the ends of linear chromosomes, have an important function: They protect vulnerable chromosome ends from molecular attack.
News - 6 Sep 2018
Elderly people with short chromosome caps, or telomeres, are more likely to have difficulty performing daily activities such as carrying groceries, climbing stairs and walking, finds a new study of...
News - 25 Apr 2011
Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and a history of childhood trauma had significantly shorter telomere length than those with PTSD but without childhood trauma, in a study by researchers at...
News - 17 Oct 2019
Researchers have shown that it is possible to extend the life of mice by generating hyper-long telomeres, without using any gene modifying technologies.