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University of California, Berkeley In 1984, University of California, Berkeley biology professor Elizabeth Blackburn and then grad student Carol Greider made the discovery that a quarter century later would win them the Nobel Pnze: They identified telomerase as the enzyme that protects the DNA in our chromosomes, in...
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NewScientist | Linda Geddes COULD artificially raising levels of a key enzyme hold back the effects of ageing? It has long been a hope but now two lab experiments - one with human cells and one in animals - are providing the first evidence that this may actually...
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L.A. Times |Cathryn Delude Inside chromosomes are telomeres that age as we age, and may serve as indicators of how long we'll live. Wrinkles may betray our age externally, but our cells divulge their age -- and chronicle life's toll -- at the tips of our chromosomes. These tips,...
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SAUSALITO, Calif., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Shorter telomeres -- DNA-protein complexes at the end of chromosomes -- increase disease risk, but this may be reversed via lifestyle, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Dean Ornish of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif., and colleagues at the University...
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WALL STREET JOURNAL | By SHIRLEY S. WANG It's not quite the Fountain of Youth, but scientists have found a way to induce some of our cells to live forever. The purpose isn't to make people immortal, but rather to create therapies that might one day treat or delay...
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