telomeres

Racism may result in tolls related to premature biological aging among African Americans, indicates a study led by Auburn University. African Americans who reported more racial discrimination over a 10-year period showed signs of faster aging at the cellular level during the same time frame. “One of the factors that can lead to more rapid… Read more

Researchers in Germany looked at the effects of three types of exercise — endurance training, high intensity interval training and resistance training — on the way cells in the human body age, and they found that endurance and high intensity training both slowed or even reversed cellular aging, but that resistance training did not. Our… Read more

An important discovery in telomere biology has been made by a team of Australian scientists, with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart disease. Telomeres are DNA segments at the ends of every human chromosome. As we age, telomere length naturally decreases. Over the course of a lifetime, telomere shortening instructs ageing… Read more

A surprising discovery leading to the development of technology with the ability to rejuvenate human cells has been made by researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute. The findings have important implications for the small population of children who are aging too quickly – children with progeria. John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., department chair of cardiovascular… Read more

An essential mechanism that protects mice from developing a human disease of aging, and begins to elucidate the wide spectrum of disease severity often seen in humans, has been uncovered by scientists at the Gladstone Institutes. Both involve the role of telomeres, protective caps on the ends of chromosomes which deteriorate with age. The erosion… Read more