Scientists from the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) have discovered that the MCRS1 protein, in response to an excess of nutrients, induces an increase in the activity of mTOR … Continue Reading Researchers identify an oncogene regulated by nutrients.
Lung diseases like emphysema and pulmonary fibrosis are common among people with malfunctioning telomeres, the ‘caps’ or ends of chromosomes. Now, researchers from Johns Hopkins University say they have discovered … Continue Reading Premature aging of stem cell telomeres, not inflammation, linked to emphysema.
Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new molecular pathway critical to aging, and confirmed that the process can be manipulated to help make old blood like … Continue Reading Researchers identify new mitochondrial pathway critical to aging.
In a new study, researchers at the University of Cambridge and The Medical Research Council have demonstrated that previously reported changes in the aging brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study shows changes in the aging human brain due to vascular rather neuronal changes.
When it comes to protecting cells from death brought on by the calamities of environmental stress, the human body is particularly ingenious. From cellular components that suck up misfolded proteins … Continue Reading Key epigenetic phosphorylation pathway identified that protects cells against death by stress.
Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.
Researchers from Butler Hospital have identified an association between biological changes on the cellular level and both childhood adversity and psychiatric disorders. These changes in the form of telomere shortening … Continue Reading Connection between mitochondria, shortened telomeres and psychiatric disorders seen at a cellular level.
A team of scientists, led by researchers at The Wistar Institute, has found that an infection with herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) causes rearrangements in telomeres, small stretches of DNA … Continue Reading Researchers map previously unseen herpes-telomere interaction.
UCLA scientists have for the first time identified a protein that plays a key role in regulating how blood stem cells replicate in humans. This discovery lays the groundwork for … Continue Reading Researchers identify key regulating protein in human blood stem cell replication.
Mice and humans share a lot more than immediately meets the eye, and their commonalities include their telomeres, protective ends on chromosomes. But in recent years, the role of one … Continue Reading Study resolves decade-long argument over protein’s role at telomeres.
New research led by the University of Copenhagen suggests that signs of brain aging can be postponed in mice if placed on a high-fat diet. In the long term, this … Continue Reading High-fat diet postpones brain aging in study.