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Dr. Chantal Autexier discussed the role of telomeres in the maintenance of genetic and cellular integrity, and how telomere disruption is involved in cellular senescence and the aging process.
La Dre Chantal Autexier a discuté du rôle des télomères dans le maintien de l’intégrité génétique et cellulaire, et du rôle de la perturbation des télomères dans la sénescence cellulaire et le vieillissement.
Dysphagia is frequently under-rated as a symptom by both patients and their physicians. This article highlights the common causes of dysphagia in older patients and discusses the potential contributing factors in this age group.
Oral cancer is the most common neoplasm of the head and neck and the ninth most common cancer worldwide. A simple, novel genetic test may now help with early diagnosis of this disease.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis was originally described by Charcot in 1874. Also known as motor neuron disease, ALS is among the most dire of the neurodegenerative diseases.
There appear to be different biochemical mechanisms that underlie neuro-degeneration in a variety of different diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Dr. Tomas A. Prolla, an Assistant Professor at the Departments of Genetics & Medical Genetics of the University of Wisconsin (Madison, USA), shares his thoughts on the field of "cellular markers for aging" and the implications of this research on the future of medicine and our society.
A number of groundbreaking studies seem to suggest that only a few genes are responsible for the multiple changes in our bodies, which lead to the gradual physiological decline, we call aging.