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The Goldilocks Effect in Aging Research

by Salk Institute, Neuroscience News

Ever since researchers connected the shortening of telomeres–the protective structures on the ends of chromosomes–to aging and disease, the race has been on to understand the factors that govern telomere length. Now, scientists at the Salk Institute have found that a balance of elongation and trimming in stem cells results in telomeres that are, as Goldilocks would say, not too short and not too long, but just right. Continue reading The Goldilocks Effect in Aging Research