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Study identifies potential drug treatments for telomere diseases
Capping decades of research, a study in Cell Stem Cell may offer a breakthrough in treating dyskeratosis congenita and other so-called telomere diseases, in which cells age prematurely. (2020-04-21)
The CNIO discovers that rapamycin has harmful effects when telomeres are short
The CNIO shows that an anti-aging strategy that extends life in normal mice, the treatment with rapamycin, is harmful when mice have short telomeres. (2020-03-03)
Chemists inhibit a critical gear of cell immortality
Researchers have developed a promising molecular tool that targets and inhibits one of cell immortality's underlying gears: the enzyme telomerase. (2020-03-03)
New study shows the effects of obesity mirror those of aging
In their paper published in the journal Obesity Reviews, researchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. (2020-02-25)
Simple blood test could help predict progression of Parkinson's disease
In order to provide the best medical care for newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, a method of predicting their cognitive and motor progression, beyond using purely clinical parameters, would have major implications for their management. (2020-02-11)
Traces of immortality in tumor DNA
To gain an infinite lifespan, cancer cells need to maintain the ends of their chromosomes, known as telomeres. (2020-02-05)
Researchers uncover the genomics of health
A DNA database of thousands of healthy older Australians is set to change how we determine which genes underpin disease. (2020-01-23)
Drinking 1% rather than 2% milk accounts for 4.5 years of less aging in adults
A new study shows drinking low-fat milk -- both nonfat and 1% milk -- is significantly associated with less aging in adults. (2020-01-15)
Telomere research at Marshall published in Nature Communications
The findings show a clear genetic link between components of ribosome biogenesis pathway and telomere length, mapping a new direction for understanding and potentially treating human diseases caused by mutations in genes that control both the ribosome and telomere. (2019-12-20)
Possible new treatment strategy against progeria
Progeria is a very rare disease that affects about one in 18 million children and results in premature aging and death in adolescence from complications of cardiovascular disease. (2019-11-18)
Can plants tell us something about longevity?
The oldest living organism on Earth is a plant, Methuselah a bristlecone pine (Pinus longaeva) (pictured below) that is over 5,000 years old. (2019-11-18)
Crick researchers unravel protective properties of telomere t-loops
Loops at the ends of telomeres play a vital protective role preventing irretrievable damage to chromosomes, according to new research from the Crick. (2019-11-13)
Wearable tracker study links insufficient sleep to biological aging and cardiovascular disease risk
Getting a good night's sleep is important and insufficient sleep has been linked to poor health in many studies. (2019-11-11)
CNIO researchers obtain the first mice born with hyper-long telomeres
Mice with hyper-long telomeres live, on average, 13% longer and in better health, free from cancer and obesity The study has found for the first time ever a clear relationship between the length of telomeres and insulin and glucose metabolism, which are also crucial in ageing 'This finding opens the interesting hypothesis that genes are not the only thing to consider when it comes to determine species longevity,' indicates Maria Blasco, senior author of the paper. (2019-10-17)
New marker for tumor aggression in neurofibromatosis type 1
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report that their study of tumor samples from people with the rare genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) has uncovered novel molecular clues about which tumors are most likely to be aggressive in those with NF1. (2019-10-16)
Cellular aging is linked to structural changes in the brain
A new study now shows that if telomeres change in their length, that change is also reflected in our brain structure. (2019-09-27)
Gene coding error found in rare, inherited gene cof lung-scarring disorder linked to short telomeres
By combing through the entire genetic sequences of a person with a lung scarring disease and 13 of the person's relatives, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found a coding error in a single gene that is likely responsible for a rare form of the disease and the abnormally short protective DNA caps on chromosomes long associated with it. (2019-09-10)
Nobel Laureate, Tom Cech, Ph.D., suggests new way to target third most common oncogene, TERT
Study in PNAS shows that trapping TERT mRNA in the cell nucleus may keep TERT oncogene from being manufactured, silencing the action of TERT in driving cancer. (2019-09-10)
Enzyme known for promoting cancer found to also protect healthy cells
New research from the University of Maryland and the NIH reveals a new role for the enzyme telomerase, which scientists thought was turned off in most normal adult cells, except in cancerous tumors where it promotes unlimited cell division. (2019-09-02)
Epigenome-wide association study of leukocyte telomere length
In this study, the research team conducted a large-scale epigenome-wide association study of LTL using seven large cohorts the Framingham Heart Study, the Jackson Heart Study, the Womens Health Initiative, the Bogalusa Heart Study, the Lothian Birth Cohorts of 1921 and 1936, and the Longitudinal Study of Aging Danish Twins. (2019-08-31)
DNA methylation-based estimator of telomere length
Leukocyte DNAm TL is applicable across the entire age spectrum and is more strongly associated with age than measured leukocyte TL. (2019-08-31)
Runaway mitochondria cause telomere damage in cells
Targeted damage to mitochondria produces a 'Chernobyl effect' inside cells, pelting the nucleus with harmful reactive oxygen species and causing chromosomal damage. (2019-08-26)
A single change at telomeres controls the ability of cells to generate a complete organism
Pluripotent cells can give rise to all cells of the body, a power that researchers are eager to control because it opens the door to regenerative medicine and organ culture for transplants. (2019-08-20)
CNIO researchers discover that the rate of telomere shortening predicts species lifespan
Comparison of telomeres of goats, dolphins, gulls, reindeer, vultures, flamingos, elephants, mice and humans reveals that species whose telomeres shorten faster have shorter lives. (2019-07-08)
Paediatric cancers: Towards more targeted therapy
UCLouvain researcher Anabelle Decottignies has found a possible strategy for killing cancer cells, especially in children, without affecting healthy cells, as reported in the scientific journal Molecular Cell. (2019-07-03)
CNIO researchers find effective drug combinations for glioblastoma in mice
Glioblastoma is a brain tumour with very poor prognosis. Patients with glioblastoma usually develop resistance to treatments. (2019-06-13)
Telomere length unaffected by smoking
A new study has surprised the medical world, finding that smoking does not shorten the length of telomeres -- a marker at the end of our chromosomes that is widely accepted as an indicator of aging. (2019-06-05)
Cold-parenting linked to premature aging, increased disease risk in offspring
New research out of Loma Linda University Health suggests that unsupportive parenting styles may have several negative health implications for children, even into their adult years. (2019-05-30)
New study reveals an unexpected survival mechanism of a subset of cancer cells
A research group led by Claus M. Azzalin at iMM has discovered that a human enzyme named FANCM is absolutely required for the survival of ALT tumor cells. (2019-05-28)
Pitt study finds direct oxidative stress damage shortens telomeres
First causal evidence that oxidative stress works directly on telomeres to speed cellular aging. (2019-05-14)
New doctors' DNA ages six times faster than normal in first year
Every summer, tens of thousands of newly minted doctors start the most intense year of their training: the first year of residency, also called the intern year. (2019-05-14)
Environmental pollutants could impact cellular signs of aging
Researchers have linked some environmental pollutants with diseases, a decreased life span and signs of premature aging, such as wrinkles and age spots. (2019-05-01)
NASA Twins Study offers new insight on how a human's body responds to spaceflight
Colorado State University Professor Susan Bailey, who studies telomeres, or the protective 'caps' on the ends of chromosomes, found that Scott Kelly's telomeres in his white blood cells got longer while in space. (2019-04-11)
Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests
Low levels of oxygen in the womb -- which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as preeclampsia -- may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests. (2019-03-29)
Stabilizing ends of chromosomes could treat age-related disease
A study has uncovered a new strategy that can potentially treat age-related disease and decline. (2019-03-28)
Sex hormone levels in older men are linked to lower biological age
Older men tend to have lower biological age if they have higher levels of sex hormones, particularly the estradiol form of estrogen, a large new study from Australia finds. (2019-03-25)
Getting help with the kids slows down ageing in female birds
Seychelles warblers live and breed in family groups on the tiny island of Cousin. (2019-03-21)
Females live longer when they have help raising offspring
Female birds age more slowly and live longer when they have help raising their offspring, according to new research from the University of Sheffield. (2019-03-21)
What controls the tips of our chromosomes?
The tips of our chromosomes have structures called telomeres that prevent our genetic material from unfolding. (2019-02-27)
RUDN biochemists found a way to stop the immortality of cancer cells with oligonucleotides
RUDN biochemists found a way to reduce the activity of telomerase (the enzyme of cell immortality) 10 times. (2019-02-11)
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