Telomeres are critical for maintaining genomic integrity with telomere dysfunction or shortening commonly acquired during the process of tumour development. To add to this cancer cells require a mechanism to … Continue Reading Mystery solved as protein expressed in response to telomere shortening identified.
Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences located at the termini of chromosomes. Telomere shortening in humans can induce cellular old-age, which blocks cell division. This mechanism prevents genomic instability and development … Continue Reading Researchers identify new enzyme critical to maintaining human telomere length.
In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This condition, called azoospermia, affects approximately 1 percent of the male population and … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new gene responsible for male infertility.
A study tying the aging process to the deterioration of tightly packaged bundles of cellular DNA could lead to methods of preventing and treating age-related diseases such as cancer, diabetes … Continue Reading Researchers discover key epigenetic mechanism of human aging.
A distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on human DNA strands, can predict cancer many years before actual diagnosis, according to a new … Continue Reading New blood-telomere test can predict cancer years before disease develops.
A blood test undertaken between 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy may be more effective in diagnosing Down syndrome and two other less common chromosomal abnormalities than standard non-invasive screening … Continue Reading New blood test has higher accuracy than standard screening for Down Syndrome in early pregnancy.
RNA is one of the most primitive molecules associated with life that has awakened most interest over the last decade; a sister molecule to cellular DNA from which it originates … Continue Reading CNIO experts discover the genomic origin of telomere protectors.