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Enzyme Known for Promoting Cancer Also Protects Healthy Cells

September 4, 2019

New research from the University of Maryland and the National Institutes of Health reveals a new role for…
Long-sought structure of telomerase paves way for drugs for aging, cancer

April 30, 2018

More than 30 years ago, when UC Berkeley researchers discovered telomerase — an enzyme that lengthens chromosome ends…
Childhood Adversity Linked with Shorter Telomeres

October 6, 2016

Psychological and Social Stress Associated with Health Risks in Adulthood Major childhood psychological and social stressors, such as…
Nobel laureate, new technologies show how cancer cells protect chromosomes from decay

August 19, 2016

As the rope of a chromosomes replicates, it frays at the ends. No problem: A chromosome’s ends have…
Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in aging, cancer

October 16, 2015

An enzyme called telomerase plays a significant role in aging and most cancers, but until recently many aspects…
Scientists produce clearest-ever images of enzyme that plays key roles in aging, cancer

October 15, 2015

UCLA-led research on telomerase could lead to new strategies for treating disease An enzyme called telomerase plays a…
Study reveals key structure in telomerase enzyme, a target for cancer drugs

October 7, 2015

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have determined the structure of a key part of the enzyme telomerase, which…
Anti-aging tricks from dietary supplement seen in mice

August 22, 2015

Alpha-lipoic acid stimulates telomerase in vascular smooth muscle In human cells, shortened telomeres, the protective caps at the…
Researchers show that telomeres are linked to the origins of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

July 6, 2015

These results suggest that idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may be treated by therapies based on the activation of the…
Researchers treat heart attacks with new gene therapy based on telomerase enzyme

December 19, 2014

The enzyme telomerase repairs cell damage produced by ageing, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen…
Scientists discover new role for cell dark matter in genome integrity

October 3, 2013

University of Montreal researchers have discovered how telomerase, a molecule essential for cancer development, is directed to structures…
Scientists map elusive 3-D structure of telomerase enzyme, key actor in cancer, aging

April 12, 2013

Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and…
Researchers successfully map fountain of youth

April 2, 2013

In collaboration with an international research team, University of Copenhagen researchers have for the first time mapped telomerase,…
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