Researchers successfully map fountain of youth – University of Copenhagen

 

In collaboration with an international research team, University of Copenhagen researchers have for the first time mapped telomerase, an enzyme which has a kind of rejuvenating effect on normal cell ageing. The findings have just been published in Nature Genetics and are a step forward in the fight against cancer.

The mapping of telomerase may boost our knowledge of cancers and their treatment, says Stig E. Bojesen.

Mapping the cellular fountain of youth – telomerase.  This is one of the results of a major research project involving more than 1,000 researchers worldwide, four years of hard work, DKK 55 million from the EU and blood samples from more than 200,000 people. This is the largest collaboration project ever to be conducted within cancer genetics.

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What is neoliberalism?

Neoliberalism is a very important, yet often misunderstood concept. To give a short, oversimplified definition: Neoliberalism is a small-state economic ideology based on promoting “rational self-interest” through policies such as privatisation, deregulation, globalisation and tax cuts. People often boggle at the use of the word “neoliberal”; as if the utterer were some kind of crazed […]

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Activist Post: New Study Suggests Disturbing Link Between Fracking and Large Earthquakes

image source Kevin Samson Activist Post There has been an ongoing battle between researchers and the natural gas and oil industries over whether or not hydraulic fracturing (fracking) is definitively leading to an increase in earthquake activity. Since September of 2010, nearly 1,000 earthquakes have rattled Arkansas and the area around the New Madrid Fault Line. […]

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