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`Stressed` kids from poor backgrounds have shorter strands of DNA

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 11:57

Researchers have said that kids who experience chronic stress from a disadvantaged life have shorter telomeres than their advantaged peers.

Drinking beer may make you live longer while coffee shorter

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 11:39

Researchers have claimed that caffeine shortens and alcohol lengthens telomeres - the end points of chromosomal DNA, implicated in aging and cancer.

Poorer kids likelier to catch colds

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 13:05

Researchers have found a link between lower socioeconomic status during childhood and adolescence and the length of telomeres - protective cap-like protein complexes at the end of chromosomes, which ultimately affects the susceptibility to colds in middle-aged adults.

Telomeres, the new test for aging

Last Updated: Sunday, October 06, 2013, 09:36

The passing of time, that tombstone upon which beauty and health are balanced, can be slowed down by a close control of the telomeres, DNA structures at the ends of the chromosomes, says an expert.

What causes cancer revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 15:15

Researchers from the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research in Tokyo have discovered that forced elongation of telomeres (extensions on the end of chromosomes) promotes the differentiation of cancer cells, probably reducing malignancy, which is strongly associated with a loss of cell differentiation.

New gene involved in obesity found

Last Updated: Saturday, June 22, 2013, 11:47

Scientists have found that a gene that protects telomeres - the ends of chromosomes - also plays a key role in obesity.

New blood test to tell how long will you live

Last Updated: Friday, December 28, 2012, 13:32

Researchers claim to have developed a new controversial `lifespan` test that can tell how long a person will live by determining the rate of ageing.

`Shortening telomeres linked to wandering minds`

Last Updated: Monday, November 19, 2012, 16:19

A mind that strays from the present or the one that is solidly rooted in the here and now, could be linked to the length of telomeres - the DNA caps that protect the ends of chromosomes, according to an American research.

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