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Improved telomerase mapping may aid development of anti-cancer drugs

Improved telomerase mapping may aid development of anti-cancer drugs

Researchers at UC Berkeley have now mapped out the structure of telomerase using record high resolution images. 'According to the team, these high-resolution images, along with our current understanding of the telomerase gene sequence, is enough to start thinking about potential drug targets related to the enzyme. Finding ways to increase the activity of telomerase, for example, could help stave off the negative effects of aging for longer, while blocking its function could help fight cancer, which often hijacks telomerase to make its own cells essentially "immortal."'

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Neil

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Preserving telomere length.....the holy grail.

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If we could only find the "do not delete" button.

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