Cancer trigger related to telomere defect

Cancer trigger related to telomere defect

Posted by: on Jan 30, 2014 | No Comments

Normal cells are guarded against turning malignant by telomeres. After a certain point, eroded telomeres signal cells to stop dividing. Cancer cells have chanced upon a mechanism to restore telomeres, allowing them to divide endlessly, a hallmark of cancer.

Cause of aging reversed in mice—human trials starting in 2014

Cause of aging reversed in mice—human trials starting in 2014

Posted by: on Jan 2, 2014 | No Comments

Researchers have managed to reverse the effects of aging in mice using an approach that restores communication between a cell’s mitochondria and nucleus.