Archive for June, 2012

Ian Gawler Blog: Telomeres, Meditation and Length of Life.

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

If meditation can lengthen your telomeres, does this mean it lengthens your life? A major new study from America, involving Australian Noble Laureate Prof Elizabeth Blackburn, is one of a number of recent studies that tantalisingly suggests this may well be so. What then are telomeres? Telomeres are sequences of DNA at the end of […]

Violence ages children’s DNA, shortens their chromosomes

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

By Liz Szabo, USA TODAY Updated 4/23/2012 10:54 PM Conventional wisdom says that hardship can make us old before our time In fact, a new study suggests that violence leaves long-term scars on children’s bodies — not just in bruises on the skin, but also altering their DNA, causing changes that are equivalent to seven […]