Scientists create mice with hyper-long telomeres without altering the genes

Scientists create mice with hyper-long telomeres without altering the genes

Posted by: on Jun 2, 2016 | No Comments

The Telomeres and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), in collaboration with the Centre’s Transgenic Mice Core Unit, has succeeded in creating mice in the laboratory with hyper-long telomeres and with reduced molecular ageing, avoiding the use of what to date has been the standard method: genetic manipulation.

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.

Bariatric surgery may reverse the shrinkage of telomeres

Bariatric surgery may reverse the shrinkage of telomeres

Posted by: on Feb 21, 2014 | No Comments

“This is the first study to demonstrate that surgical weight loss leads to decreased aging by increasing telomere length,” said lead author John M. Morton, MD, MPH, director of bariatric surgery, Stanford University in Stanford, Calif.

Caffeine, Alcohol Have Opposite Effects on Telomeres

Caffeine, Alcohol Have Opposite Effects on Telomeres

Posted by: on Dec 5, 2013 | No Comments

Diet, and not only the environment and physiological changes, may have an influence on the length of telomeres, showing caffeine seems to shorten and alcohol seems to lengthen telomeres.

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

Healthful Living May Lengthen Telomeres And Lifespans

Posted by: on Oct 31, 2013 | No Comments

In a small study of men with early-stage prostate cancer, a program of rigorous diet and lifestyle change designed by prevention and wellness advocate  increased telomere length, a finding the researcher says may indicate that people have more influence over the aging process than once thought.