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Do lazy mammals live longer?

Small furry mammals partial to a daily dose of hibernation in winter are probably extending their lifespan at the same time, according to a study published Wednesday.

dateSep 14, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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A new ending to an old 'tail'

In stark contrast to normal cells, which only divide a finite number of times before they enter into a permanent state of growth arrest or simply die, cancer cells never cease to proliferate. Now, scientists ...

dateApr 21, 2011 in Cancer
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Telomere length affects colorectal cancer risk

For the first time, researchers have found a link between long telomeres and an increased risk for colorectal cancer, according to research presented at the American Association for Cancer Research special conference on Colorectal ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Cancer
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Chromosome number changes in yeast

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have uncovered the evolutionary mechanisms that have caused increases or decreases in the numbers of chromosomes in a group of yeast species during the last 100-150 million years. The ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Biotechnology
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