Search Tag: telomeres

Cardiology Management

Link between short telomeres and cardiomyopathy

2018 13 Sep

Stanford-led research has found that people with cardiomyopathy have abnormally short telomeres in the muscles that contract the heart. The finding, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could lead to new pathways for drug discovery.  A telomere is a DNA sequence that serves as a protective cap on the ends of chromosomes.... Read more

Lab Management

Researchers Extend Telomeres in Human Cells to Slow Ageing

2015 29 Jan

According to new research published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal, delivering modified mRNA encoding the protein telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) to cells extends their telomeres a finite but significant amount. A major aspect of ageing is the shortening of telomeres over time. Telomeres... Read more