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.

Shorter telomere length linked to catching a cold

Shorter telomere length linked to catching a cold

Posted by: on Mar 21, 2013 | No Comments

Test subjects with shorter immune cell telomeres faced an increased risk of catching a cold. It is the first time the DNA structures had been implicated in acute illnesses in healthy, relatively young people

Aging Is Easier with Endurance Exercise

Aging Is Easier with Endurance Exercise

Posted by: on Jan 17, 2013 | No Comments

Endurance training such as that done for track competitions may protect against the effects of aging in older individuals, a study of telomeres suggested.

Telomere Length Can Predict Longevity In The Wild

Telomere Length Can Predict Longevity In The Wild

Posted by: on Nov 21, 2012 | No Comments

New research from the University of East Anglia in the UK has found a correlation among biological age, longevity and an individual’s DNA by studying a wild population of Seychelles Warblers on a small island.

Large telomere study shows aging association, but doesn’t prove cause-and-effect

Large telomere study shows aging association, but doesn’t prove cause-and-effect

Posted by: on Nov 8, 2012 | No Comments

Beyond the association between shortened telomeres and the aging body, it is still unclear whether telomere length (TL) affects health, or is simply a by-product of aging.