Researchers found new type of repair used by telomeres to form new DNA

(Philadelphia) – Maintaining the ends of chromosomes, called telomeres, allows cells to continuously divide and achieve immortality. In a new study published this week in Nature, senior author Greenberg and colleagues have developed a first-of-its- kind system to observe repair to broken DNA in newly synthesized telomeres, an effort which has implications for designing new cancer drugs.… Continue reading Researchers found new type of repair used by telomeres to form new DNA

Mining Twitter database for cardiovascular disease research

(PHILADELPHIA) For years, marketers and other commercial data-miners have been using Twitter’s vast database of “tweets” to gauge consumer attitudes and track events. Now medical researchers are getting in on the trend. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania completed a pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease. In… Continue reading Mining Twitter database for cardiovascular disease research