Telomeres and age-related disease: how telomere biology informs clinical paradigms

Understanding how telomeres work and their impact on our cells’ health has the potential to revolutionize medical practices.

Telomeres, a structure involved in protecting the ends of chromosomes, have become crucial in understanding age-related disorders. With recent advancements in science, researchers have been developing new treatments for varying conditions related to telomere length. Researchers use telomere length measurements as diagnostic tools for identifying genetic disorders. This knowledge enhances clinicians’ understanding of disease mechanisms and refines patient care. Future research on telomere biology holds promise for providing further insights into age-related diseases, leading to improved healthcare and treatment possibilities.