UM Researchers Examine How Exercise Combats Aging
Study sheds light on effects of working out on human chromosomes
OXFORD, Miss. – Two University of Mississippi researchers have completed a study that sheds new light on how working out keeps human cells in good shape, which can stave off some of the physical problems associated with getting older.
Paul Loprinzi and Jeremy Loenneke, both assistant professors of health and exercise science at UM, worked with Elizabeth Blackburn, a professor at the University of California at San Francisco, on the study. In 2009, Blackburn shared a Nobel Prize for discovering the molecular nature of telomeres, which are the caps on the ends of human chromosomes. She also helped discover the ribonucleoprotein enzyme known as telomerase.
Telomeres protect cells from…
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