FC: Vitamins add vitality to aging chromosomes Date of Article: June 24th, 2009 Link or URL: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/44955/title/Science_%2B_the_Public__Vitamins_add_vitality_to_aging_chromosomes | current event # 5
1: Summary | This article is about chromosomes and how telomeres are shorten due to air pollution. The key is to eat vitamins to help make the telomeres stronger. Smoking is a bad reason that they are shortened due to the bad toxins. Women who took the vitamins had a twenty eight percent increase of their telomeres in the chromosomes. It's is good to have strong telomeres because it makes your chromosomes stronger.
2: Society | This is important for people to know because they need to know that they can kill their chromorsomes quicker if they keep smoking. Also they need to know what vitamins can do for you. Everybody should take a vitamin to help out with what vitamins your body needs to function.
3: Class | This relates to class because were talking about chromosomes and how they form and split. This articles relates to class beause we haven't talked about how they get stronger but we have talked about what chromosomes can do. This article tells us how chromosomes can get weaker and stronger.
4: Vocab | telomeres- the natural end of a eukaryotic chromosome composed of a usually repetitive DNA sequence and serving to stabilize the chromosome disproportionately- being out of proportion vitamins- any of various organic substances that are essential in minute quantities to the nutrition of most animals and some plants, act especially as coenzymes and precursors of coenzymes in the regulation of metabolic processes but do not provide energy or serve as building units, and are present in natural foodstuffs or sometimes produced within the body Dietary- the kinds and amounts of food available to or eaten by an individual, group, or population frayed- scare; also : to frighten away