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.

Seeking The Secrets Of A Super-Long Life, Scientists Sequence The Genes Of The Oldest Americans

Seeking The Secrets Of A Super-Long Life, Scientists Sequence The Genes Of The Oldest Americans

Posted by: on Nov 13, 2014 | No Comments

Supercentenarians have somehow managed to live past 110—and are often surprisingly healthy. How do they do it? Scientists are searching their genomes for clues.