Telomere length linked to new illness

IAS News 14 May 2013 | 0 Comments

As many of our readers will know telomere length has already been linked to many aspects of human health. Now a link has been found between the pain suffered by those who have fibromyalgia and length of telomeres. A link was also found between the pain sensitivity and altered brain structure – giving rise to…
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Telomeres and age related disease

IAS News 3 April 2013 | 0 Comments

The link between developing age related diseases and biological aging has been found by scientists led by Leicester University. Involving 14 research centers across a total of 8 countries the study looked into telomeres – which IAS is sure everyone has now heard about (if not read more about them here!) To keep it short,…
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Telomere length and the common cold

IAS News 21 February 2013 | 4 Comments

Telomeres are the caps on the end of chromosomses that get shorter each time a cell divides, up until the point where the cell simply fails to function anymore and dies off. These telomeres are the topic of much research as many researchers have linked the lengths of them to chances of living longer –…
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Telomere length and Endurance Exercise

IAS News 11 January 2013 | 1 Comment

A study designed to discover whether the length of telomeres in the muscle was associated with endurance exercise training and oxygen consumption has shown some truly believable results. Older athletes who took part in endurance training had a resulting longer telomere length, than those who were active but not athletes. From this the researchers were…
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Telomeres and the increasing link to mortality

IAS News 15 November 2012 | 0 Comments

Research using telomeres Researchers at Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Francisco have been assembling genetic data on 100,000 northern Californians and have recently been able to unveil the first findings at the annual American Society of Human Genetics. They have found a very intriguing connection between the risk of mortality and the…
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Telomerase infographic from the Washington Post

IAS News 10 July 2012 | 1 Comment

This infographic from the Washington Post neatly demonstrates what we mean when we talk about the telomeres at the end of DNA chromosomes. It also shows how through the process of telomerase the telomeres are extended back to their original levels. Check it out here. If you are interested in the potential of telomere lengthening…
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