Research shows how protective barrier shields centromeres from other parts of chromosome during cell division

Fresh insights into the structures that contain our genetic material could explain how the body’s cells stay healthy. A protective barrier formed inside each of our chromosomes helps to prevent errors occurring when cells divide, researchers say. The study sheds light on the precise interplay between key factors inside chromosomes that leads to the formation… Continue reading Research shows how protective barrier shields centromeres from other parts of chromosome during cell division

Combating Aging by removing damaged mitochondrial DNA

Researchers from UCLA and Caltech have made discoveries that might help slow and potentially reverse the process of aging in cells. They generated new methods that allow identification of factors that selectively remove damaged mitochondrial DNA, which will affect the process of aging at the cellular level. Aging is, in part, due to changes in… Continue reading Combating Aging by removing damaged mitochondrial DNA