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.

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.

Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells

Google[x] Reveals Nano Pill To Seek Out Cancerous Cells

Posted by: on Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments

Detecting cancer could be as easy as popping a pill in the near future. Google’s head of life sciences, Andrew Conrad, took to the stage at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference to reveal that the tech giant’s secretive Google[x] lab has been working on a wearable device that couples with nanotechnology to detect disease within the body.

How Cancer Could Lead Us to the Fountain of Youth

How Cancer Could Lead Us to the Fountain of Youth

Posted by: on Feb 6, 2014 | No Comments

Dr. Rodney J. Taylor, associate professor and associate chairman of Research Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is working to uncover how cancer cells awaken the dormant JUVE gene and how scientists can apply the gene’s latent replenishing power to treat other afflictions.

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.