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Issue No 55

Spring 2022


Recent Progress on Telomerase Activity: Focusing on Breast Cancer Treatment in Women

By Lacey Hrynyk, Ladan Khomami, Johanna Ladella, and Aarika Riggins
Mentor: Shashikant Adlekha, MD


Telomeres are located at the ends of chromosomes. They protect the chromosome from damage. Each time a cell divides, the telomeres become shorter, until they become so short that the cell cannot divide anymore. That is why they play important role in cell division, cancers, and senescence.

So, it might make sense to wish a happy birthday to your colleague with:

Happy birthday and may your telomeres never get short!

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