A CNIO study links severe COVID-19 disease to short telomeres

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Patients with severe COVID-19 disease have significantly shorter telomeres, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) in collaboration with th...

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Aging is a blind spot in natural selection

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

​Why do we age? Why do we die? These questions are one of humanity’s greatest challenges. We can see it in religions, which have created different justifications for death; or the large number of ...

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PNAS. CNIO researchers discover that the rate of telomere shortening predicts species lifespan

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Discovery of a new general pattern in biology. Comparison of telomeres of goats, dolphins, gulls, reindeer, vultures, flamingos, elephants, mice and humans reveals that species whose telomeres shorten...

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6 comprehensive and engaging ways to learn even more about telomeres

by Life Length

In response to a high demand from our audience curious to know more about telomeres, their conservation and tips for slowing down the aging process, we would like to use this blog entry to comment on ...

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Meditation as an essential tool to protect your telomeres

by Life Length

Within the factors that contribute to telomere shortening or lengthening, stress plays an essential role. Several studies confirm that prolonged stress, even chronical, and anxiety situations affect...

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TERRAs, the long non-coding RNAs that protect telomeres, are important epigenetic regulators

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

These novel telomere components are involved in the compaction of telomeric heterochromatin. TERRAs regulate the epigenetic state of telomeres by acting on the Polycomb complex

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Prevention and diagnosis as a first step in anti-aging therapies

by Life Length

The moment when an individual visits their doctor´s clinic for a consultation can be considered as one of most important first steps in the process of designing a preventive medicine plan. While trad...

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Clinical use of telomere length measurement

by Life Length

Measuring telomeres can contribute to early diagnosis of some diseases well before they are detected by more traditional lab tests or when the disease begins to manifest itself and treatment is diffic...

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Mice with hyper-long telomeres without altering the genes

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

CNIO scientists have created mice with telomeres that are longer than those of the unmodified species, show fewer signs of molecular ageing and a have a lower incidence of cancer. Avoiding genetic man...

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CNIO researchers fight aplastic anaemia using a therapy designed to delay ageing

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

The treatment is based on the transport of the telomerase gene to the bone marrow cells using gene therapy, a completely new strategy in the treatment of aplastic anaemia

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Defective telomeres are now being linked to dozens of diseases

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Two CNIO researchers have published a detailed review on what is known today about the structures that protect the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres are key elements in ageing and cancer and much more co...

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Evidence of the importance of telomeres in plant stem cells

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

It presents the possibility of using plants to look for compounds capable of regulating the telomeres in animal cells that could be useful in the treatment of illnesses associated with ageing, includi...

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