Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Mail-Order Tests Check Cells for Signs of Early Aging

Posted by: on Nov 3, 2016 | No Comments

Your cells might be aging faster than you are, and new tests purport to help you find out. A few companies are offering mail-order testing to measure the length of people’s telomeres.

Scientists create mice with hyper-long telomeres without altering the genes

Scientists create mice with hyper-long telomeres without altering the genes

Posted by: on Jun 2, 2016 | No Comments

The Telomeres and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), in collaboration with the Centre’s Transgenic Mice Core Unit, has succeeded in creating mice in the laboratory with hyper-long telomeres and with reduced molecular ageing, avoiding the use of what to date has been the standard method: genetic manipulation.

The melanoma killers lurking in the ‘fountain of youth’

The melanoma killers lurking in the ‘fountain of youth’

Posted by: on Aug 13, 2015 | No Comments

They have been dubbed the “fountain of youth”. Now scientists have shown that telomeres are also staging grounds for the deadliest skin cancers.

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

Posted by: on Oct 31, 2013 | No Comments

In a small study of men with early-stage prostate cancer, a program of rigorous diet and lifestyle change designed by prevention and wellness advocate  increased telomere length, a finding the researcher says may indicate that people have more influence over the aging process than once thought.

Telomere-Guarding Gene May Also Protect Against Obesity

Telomere-Guarding Gene May Also Protect Against Obesity

Posted by: on Jul 10, 2013 | No Comments

A gene that plays a role in protecting telomeres might also be linked with obesity. Researchers have found that mice lacking this gene, RAP1, gain more weight, even if they do not eat more than their control counterparts.