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Researchers cure lung fibrosis in mice by lengthening telomeres.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a potentially lethal disease associated with the presence of critically short telomeres, and currently lacking effective treatment.  Now, a study from researchers at CNIO cures this … Continue Reading Researchers cure lung fibrosis in mice by lengthening telomeres.

Researchers identify new enzyme critical to maintaining human telomere length.

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.

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.

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