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Tag: Telomere attrition

March 26, 2020
In this educational episode of X10, Giuliano discusses telomeres, which keep the coding regions of your DNA safe during replication, the role of telomerase in keeping them healthy, and telomere attrition, the hallmark of aging that depletes these vital safety structures. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});
September 16, 2019
We're continuing to release talks from Ending Age-Related Diseases 2019, our highly successful two-day conference that featured talks from leading researchers and investors, bringing them together to discuss the future of aging and rejuvenation biotechnology. Today's talk is from Dr. Maria Blasco, the head of the Spanish National Cancer Research Center. She talked about telomeres...
September 04, 2019
A joint study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Maryland (UMD) has revealed a previously undocumented protective function of the telomerase enzyme. Telomerase is used by somatic cells too It was thought for a long time that telomerase is only active in certain cell types, such as stem...
July 15, 2019
Our Ending Age-Related Diseases conference in New York is over for this year and has been a huge success. We had the opportunity to interview one of the speakers, Dr. María Blasco, during the conference, and we asked her more about her work with telomeres, telomerase therapy, and aging. Telomere loss is a proposed reason...
July 10, 2019
A recently released study from Maria Blasco and her team of researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Center (CNIO) shows that the rate of telomere shortening is strongly correlated with the maximum lifespan of animal species. Telomeres Telomeres, which are simply repeating segments of DNA on the ends of our chromosomes, serve two critical...
June 04, 2019
A group of Spanish researchers, including Dr. Maria Blasco and others at the CNIO, have published a new study that examines the consequences of short telomeres and telomerase deficiency on the brain [1]. This study addresses an aspect of telomere attrition, one of the primary hallmarks of aging. Telomeres are repeating sequences of DNA (TTAGGG)...