Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an age-related disease, with data supporting the notion that COPD is a systemic disease of accelerated aging. COPD is associated with oxidative stress, which becomes amplified during exacerbations and enhances telomere shortening. A recent 2018 study shows that participants with moderate-to-severe COPD who had shorter leukocyte telomere lengths were […]
Telomere testing is used as a diagnostic tool by medical professionals. When looking to find out about a patient’s health, this kind of test can reveal important information. While this type of testing is not yet widespread throughout the medical community, recent research published in PNAS has shown the rise and success of its use […]
RepeatDx has received its second three-laser flow cytometer. Both instruments have been modified to achieve optimal telomere length measurements using our flow-FISH procedure. Our technologies available at RepeatDx are built to meet the increasing demand for telomere length measurement for clinical and other research studies. Recent publications have highlighted the role of telomere length measurement […]
Hepatitis‐associated aplastic anemia (HAA) is a variant of acquired aplastic anemia (AA) in which immune‐mediated bone marrow failure (BMF) develops following an acute episode of seronegative hepatitis. Dyskeratosis congenita (DC) is an inherited BMF syndrome characterized by the presence of short telomeres, mucocutaneous abnormalities, and cancer predisposition. While both conditions may cause BMF and hepatic […]
Editorial Interstitial Lung Disease by Samantha J. Merck and Mary Armanios October 28, 2016. Over the past decade, it has become evident that abnormally short telomeres are a causal risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis in a large subset of patients. Mutations in the genes that code for the telomerase enzyme essential components are the most […]
Editorial in NEJM by Peter Lansdorp, M.D., Ph.D. May 19, 2016 In a study reported in The New England Journal of Medicine, Townsley et al. found that patients with diseases that are thought to result from defective telomere maintenance benefit from treatment with androgenic anabolic steroids.1 All 12 of the patients they examined had normalization […]
Visit the Dyskeratosis Congenita Outreach at booth 2012 to learn more about Telomere Biology Disorders.
“The large-scale genetic study, conducted at the University of Chicago Medical Center, looked at the link between telomere length and risk for five common cancers. No significant associations between telomere length and other cancer types or subtypes were observed.” The findings were published in Human Molecular Genetics in July, 2015. Read more