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Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 21, 2018
Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2018
The findings contradict what has been observed in humans.
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.
Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 17, 2017
Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it’s more complicated than that.
Early-Life Stress Affects Telomeres Later
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 3, 2016
An accumulation of stressful events in childhood is associated with shorter telomeres as a person ages, researchers report.
Exercise Boosts Telomere Transcription
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 27, 2016
Endurance exercise and metabolism are linked to transcriptional activation of human telomeres, researchers propose.
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.
Catherine Offord | Jan 7, 2016
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
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.