In results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2015, a collaborative study by the University of Colorado and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) reports that … Continue Reading Precision medicine study shows the most frequently altered gene in bladder cancer.
Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Telomeres are DNA regions at the ends of chromosomes that protect the genetic data of cells, preventing mutations and alterations in the DNA that could potentially cause disease. Telomeres shorten … Continue Reading Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Telomeres are short stretches of repeated nucleotides that protect the ends of chromosomes. In somatic cells, these protective sequences become shorter with each cellular replication until a critical length is … Continue Reading Large scale human study shows longer telomere length leads to higher cancer mortality.
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.
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.
An international consortium of researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine has identified for the first time a gene associated with familial glioma (brain tumours that appear in two or … Continue Reading Researchers have identified the first gene associated with familial glioma.
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.
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.
An organism is healthy thanks to a good maintenance system; the normal functioning of organs and environmental exposure cause damage to tissues, which need to be continuously repaired. This process … Continue Reading CNIO researchers discover a gene that links stem cells, aging and cancer.