Feb 14, 2019

When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes

By Barbara J. Toman @barbaratoman
Unlike gray hair, one of the most significant signs of aging is invisible to the naked eye. Deep inside cells, at the tips of thread-like chromosomes, structures known as telomeres protect chromosomes from deterioration—a bit like the way caps at the ends of shoelaces prevent fraying. Telomeres naturally shorten as [...]
When the shoelaces fray: short telomere syndromes
Feb 8, 2019

Personalized diets: foods shaped to your lifestyle, genetics and gut

By Susan Buckles @susanbuckles
Have you ever wondered why some people can eat all they want and never gain weight while others exercise and watch what they eat but still can’t shed a pound? The clue may lie partly in your gut microbiome, the complex community of bacteria within the digestive tract that is [...]
Personalized diets: foods shaped to your lifestyle, genetics and gut
Feb 4, 2019

Meet Chuanhe Yu, Ph.D.: searching for the genetic switches linked to disease

By Sharon Rosen @sharonhrosen
Chuanhe Yu, Ph.D. has always had an interest in genetics – the thousands of genes that make each of us unique. His research focuses on the growing field of epigenetics, which aims to better understand how environmental and lifestyle factors cause chain reactions, flipping the switch on genes and the  [...]
Meet Chuanhe Yu, Ph.D.: searching for the genetic switches linked to disease

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