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Study Reveals Environment, Behavior Contribute To Some 80 Percent Of Cancers –

A team of researchers from Stony Brook University, led by Yusuf Hannun, MD, the Joel Strum Kenny Professor in Cancer Research and Director of the Stony Brook University Cancer Center, have found quantitative evidence proving that extrinsic risk factors, such as environmental exposures and behaviors weigh heavily on the development of a vast majority (approximately 70 to 90 percent) of …

Anxiety

Anxiety Speeds Cellular Aging – Maylin Rodriguez-Paez

We’ve always known that anxiety takes a toll on the human body. Anxious people are more likely to suffer from heart disease and other diseases, for example. To date, however, we haven’t been too sure about anxiety’s effects on aging. Interestingly enough, a new study shows anxiety shortens telomeres, the end caps of DNA. The results were published online in …

DNA

DNA may predict when and how we’re going to die

Washington, Mar. 02 (ANI): The DNA strands on the end of chromosomes may help predict when people are going to die. BYU biologist Jonathan Alder stated that, DNA end caps, called telomeres, are the great predictors of life expectancy: the shorter your telomeres, the shorter your lifespan. But that’s not the only thing these fascinating strands of DNA predict. Shorter telomeres also indicate a …