Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Why stress of divorce could make you age more quickly: Breakups, bereavements and unemployment can make body’s genetic material deteriorate prematurely

Posted by: on Sep 24, 2015 | No Comments

It is one of the most stressful experiences faced by many. But divorce may have a lot more than emotional and financial costs – it could also damage the DNA of those going through it.

Longer telomere length associated with increased lung cancer risk

Longer telomere length associated with increased lung cancer risk

Posted by: on Sep 17, 2015 | No Comments

A large-scale genetic study of the links between telomere length and risk for five common cancers finds that long telomeres are associated with an increased risk of lung adenocarcinoma.

Scientists reverse aging in human cell lines and give theory of aging a new lease of life

Scientists reverse aging in human cell lines and give theory of aging a new lease of life

Posted by: on Jun 4, 2015 | No Comments

Can the process of aging be delayed or even reversed? Research led by specially appointed Professor Jun-Ichi Hayashi from the University of Tsukuba in Japan has shown that, in human cell lines at least, it can.

Google Ventures’ chief Bill Maris believes life science and health are tech’s most exciting sectors

Google Ventures’ chief Bill Maris believes life science and health are tech’s most exciting sectors

Posted by: on Jan 15, 2015 | No Comments

Google Ventures, the investment arm tasked with spending the search giant’s billions on exciting new companies, released its annual report last night. Interestingly, the majority of its money did not go into the areas of consumer internet services, mobile apps, and enterprise software that Google is best known for. Instead, of the $1.6 billion it has under management, it put a whopping 35 percent of its new bets in 2014 into the category of life sciences and health, way up from less than 10 percent in the two years prior.

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

How Exercise Changes Our DNA

Posted by: on Dec 23, 2014 | No Comments

A new study finds exercise changes the shape and functioning of our genes, an important stop on the way to improved health and fitness.