Discovering genetic variants associated with aging » Union Health
Know about the Health issues facing by mankind
My Blog will help you greatly by providing valuable information in the field of medical science. This Blog will also render quality information on health tips, medical advancement and knowledge on disease.
impotence treatment PfizerViagra Online available with free consultation with registered doctors!
You are here: Home > health > Discovering genetic variants associated with aging
Discovering genetic variants associated with aging
A team of British researchers, led by Professor Nilesh Samani, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the University of Leicester, conducted an analysis of more than 500,000 genetic variations in the human genome in 2917 participants and then tested their findings in another 9,492 participants.
In the words of the study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, variants, all based around the same gene, the third-, cause people who carry them have shorter telomeres. Telomeres are part of the chromosomes and its length is considered a marker of biological age. Shorter, more ‘old’ do to our body.
Scientists say that telomeres have a strong genetic determination (40% to 80%) and although we are all born with a certain length of these structures, then is changing as a birthday, and cells are dividing.
“What we have done is identify a genetic variant that telomeres shorten and make them biologically older” Samani said.
“Given the association that science has been established between telomere shortening and the risk for certain diseases, including heart or some tumors, our study throws the question of whether individuals carrying this variant are also more likely to get sick” , added.
Mail (will not be published) (required)
All rights reserved. Powered by WordPressPresented by Los Angeles Hotels, Hosted Exchange, Accutane. Designed by Dedicated Server Hosting. Download from Wordpress Themes