Shortened telomeres & depression significantly reduced bladder cancer patients’ survival

Shortened telomeres & depression significantly reduced bladder cancer patients’ survival

Posted by: on Nov 2, 2012 | No Comments

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.

Depression linked with accelerated aging of chromosomes

Depression linked with accelerated aging of chromosomes

Posted by: on Jun 1, 2012 | No Comments

While depression and other psychological illnesses were once seen as diseases of the mind, recent studies are now finding that such conditions take serious physical tolls on a person as well.

Telomerase production in brain linked to modulation of depression

Telomerase production in brain linked to modulation of depression

Posted by: on Feb 2, 2012 | No Comments

Researchers at the Laboratory of Cerebrovascular Disease at Nanjing Medical University in Nanjing, China have recently concluded that depression-related mood swings are directly related to the production of telomerase in the hippocampus, though telomerase’s role in depression remains unclear.

Study shows that depression and stress accelerate aging

Study shows that depression and stress accelerate aging

Posted by: on Nov 16, 2011 | No Comments

According to research done by a team at the Department of Medical Bioscience in UmeƄ University in Sweden, people who exhibit signs of ongoing depression and chronic stress possess shorter telomeres in their white blood cells, which have been previously shown to accelerate the aging process in an individual.