Recent data presented at the11th Annual AACR International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research revealed shortened telomeres and depression significantly reduced bladder cancer patients’ survival.
The results of a long-awaited study of calorie restricted diets in rhesus monkeys which began in 1987, are finally in. But it did not bring the vindication calorie restriction enthusiasts had anticipated.
It has recently been found that people with an inherited mutation in the TP53 gene are much more likely to show signs of chromosome explosion, a condition called chromothripsis which is known to cause cancer.
The Division of Hematology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that when mutant stem cells which are damaged and aging are treated with the antioxidant N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), it prevents and delays the onset of a type of bone marrow failure called X-linked dyskeratosis congenita (DC).
For the first time, the enzymes which trigger the regulation of telomerase have been identified by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.