Telomere Length May Predict Depression In Older Adults

A study from South Korea reveals that the shortening of telomeres can be potentially used for early diagnosis of depression and cognitive impairment in healthy elderly individuals. But more studies are needed to confirm this.

Sequencing Telomeres In A Snap

Researchers in Singapore have developed a new system for accurate and speedy telomere profiling, which could impact the diagnosis of age-related diseases.

Putting A Cap On Cancer Cell Division

Scientists in Singapore have discovered a molecular pathway that limits the division of HPV-induced cervical cancer cells.

Pluripotency Factor Actually A Telomere Enlongator

Zscan4, originally believed to be involved in pluripotency of stem cells, is actually triggered by shortened telomeres to regenerate the telomere length.

Impatience Could Be A Sign Of Cellular Aging

Impatience and a risk-taking attitude could be indicators of shortened telomeres, which have been linked to aging and risk of chronic disease.

Two Telomere-Binding Proteins That Regulate Sex Cell Division

The discovery of MAJIN and TERB2 could help scientists understand defects in meiosis which cause birth defects and miscarriages.

Telomeres Implicated In Premature Aging

The symptoms of the premature aging disorder Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome have been linked to the enzyme telomerase.

Tradeoffs Between Longevity & DNA Repair

Blocking homologous recombination at the telomeres can significantly extend the lifespan of yeast, study shows.