Dr. Neal S. Young, senior investigator of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NIH), paid a visit to the Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIZ, CAS) on August 1, 2011.
He delivered an academic report entitled “Telomeres and Human Diseases”, elaborating on the relationship between TERT, TERC and blood relating diseases including Aplastic Anemia. He further introduced NIH’s major research achievements in blood diseases triggered by gene mutations relevant to telomere shortening.
NIH’s research results not only reveal the mechanism of telomere shortening in blood disease progression, but also provide scientific support for clinical treatment of blood diseases.
NIH, a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
, is the nation’s medical research agency, making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.