Relaxed DNA may contribute to aging
People with Werner syndrome—a rare disease with symptoms that mimic premature aging—usually go gray in their 20s, develop cataracts and osteoporosis in their 30s, and die before 60. Now, researchers have for the first time created a key class of ...
Science /AAAS - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:35

Study Breaks Down Aging Process, May Lead to Solutions to Age-Related Diseases
Healthline - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:10

Aging Process Revealed In New Study, Potentially Leading To Treatments For ...
Headlines & Global News - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:20

New Study Data Could Lead to Reversal of Aging Process
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Fri, 01 May 2015 07:01

Scientists Discover Secret to Keeping Cells Young
Newsmax - Fri, 01 May 2015 09:18

'Fountain of Youth' Discovered? Scientists Might Finally be Able to Reverse Aging
Yibada (English Edition) - Sun, 03 May 2015 18:11

ADH: Flu Shot to Be More Effective This Year
The vaccine is recommended for nearly everyone, and the list of those who shouldn't get it is pretty short: Babies under six months, people with severe allergies against ingredients in the vaccine and those with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome ...
Herald Current - Fri, 09 Oct 2015 20:11

iPS Cells From Werner Syndrome Patients Established
3, 2014) - Scientists in Japan have successfully established induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) from the fibroblasts of Werner Syndrome patients. Their results, published in PLoS One, could spur the development of better treatments for the genetic ...
Asian Scientist Magazine - Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:05

Stem cell aging in adult progeria
Among several premature aging syndromes, Werner syndrome (WS) and Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) are two broadly investigated diseases. In this review, we discuss how stem cell aging in WS helps us understand the biology of aging.
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - Fri, 02 Oct 2015 17:45

Relationships between putative G-quadruplex-forming sequences, RecQ helicases ...
Methods: To better understand PQS transcriptional effects, we analyze PQS motifs in genes differentially-transcribed in Bloom Syndrome (BS) and Werner Syndrome (WS), two disorders resulting in loss of PQS-interacting RecQ helicases. We also correlate ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - Thu, 08 Oct 2015 10:15

Establishment of induced pluripotent stem cells from Werner syndrome fibroblasts
Dr. Shimamoto and his collaborators analyzed patient-derived iPS cells and found that telomeric abnormalities in the fibroblasts of these patients, which were caused by the lack of WRN helicase encoded by the gene responsible for Werner syndrome, were ...
EurekAlert (press release) - Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:37

Scientists Discover the Secret to Keeping Cells Young
In a study published Thursday in Science, an international team, led by Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte at the Salk Institute, studied the gene responsible for an accelerated aging disease known as Werner syndrome, or adult progeria, in which patients ...
TIME - Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:00

A central mechanism of aging identified – and it might be reversible
People with Werner syndrome age faster than normal because of a genetic mutation that disrupts normal DNA cell processes. It affects around one in every 200,000 people in the United States, with sufferers plagued by early-onset age-related diseases ...
Gizmag - Wed, 06 May 2015 04:54

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