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Study: Telomeres Don’t Shorten with Age in Longest-Lived Bats
Diana Kwon | Feb 7, 2018
Researchers find that while bats in the
genus don’t produce telomerase, the enzyme that lengthens telomeres, they possess 21 telomere maintenance–related genes.
First Data from Anti-Aging Gene Therapy
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2016
A biotech company reports that an experimental treatment elongated its CEO’s telomeres.
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 31, 2015
Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.
Another Telomere-Regulating Enzyme Found
Jef Akst | Nov 12, 2015
Researchers identify a novel protein that helps maintain the length of chromosome-capping telomeres.
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, Jeremy D. Henson | Mar 31, 2015
Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway
Of Cells and Limits
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 28, 2015
Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement.
Circular Chromosomes Straightened
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2014
A newly described method linearizes circular chromosomes in yeast and caps them with telomeres to mimic natural chromosomes.
Anti-aging Pill Challenged
Hayley Dunning | Jul 31, 2012
Former biotech executive files lawsuit accusing the company of engaging in deceptive business practices.
The Aging and Inflammation Link
Ruth Williams | May 24, 2012
A protein that keeps the immune response in check leads a double life as an anti-aging factor.
Rodrigo Calado and Neal Young | Apr 30, 2012
Telomeres are repetitive, noncoding sequences that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. They consist of hexameric nucleotide sequences (TTAGGG in humans) repeated hundreds to thousands of times.