Epigenetics (34 News)

The Role of Non-Coding RNA in Reducing Stroke Risks

Jun 22, 2017 11:00 am
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The most common cause for the narrowing of the carotid artery and thus the major risk factor for strokes is atherosclerosis, where so-called plaques b...

Bone Health Affected By Prenatal life

Jun 21, 2017 2:00 pm
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The health of children’s bones could be determined before they are born, a new study has shown.Researchers from the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology ...

How Long Does Environmental 'Memories' Pass Through Generations?

Jun 19, 2017 2:00 pm
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Led by Dr Ben Lehner, group leader at the EMBL-CRG Systems Biology Unit and ICREA and AXA Professor, together with Dr Tanya Vavouri from the Josep Car...

Tea consumption Affect Women, But Not Men, In an Unexpected Way!

Jun 5, 2017 9:00 am
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Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study from Uppsala University, researchers show that tea consump...

Gene silencing offers an option for treating neurological disorders.

May 29, 2017 8:00 pm
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In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be ...

Pushing The Process of Finding New Bacterial Compounds Forward

May 17, 2017 11:00 am
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Bacteria have supplied some of today's most indispensable anti-cancer and anti-bacterial drugs. Yet these compounds comprise only a fraction of th...

The historical symbiosis relationship between plants and fungi.

May 15, 2017 3:00 pm
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Walking through a grassy field or forest take a moment to consider what lies beneath the surface. A web of plant roots interacts symbiotically with ar...

Biological Links Between Diseases Discovered Through Genetic Analysis.

May 13, 2017 3:15 pm
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Scientists have discovered that there are common features in the genetic origins of two seemingly unrelated diseases, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A...

What Regulates the Shape of the Genome In Cells

May 8, 2017 3:00 pm
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The Rad51 (also known as RecA) family of recombinases executes the critical step in homologous recombination: the search for homologous DNA to serve a...

The aging clock, anew target to stop aging.

Apr 29, 2017 1:00 pm
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Ageing in humans (and animals) can be seen as either an inevitable process of wear and tear or as an inherent biological programme by which the lifesp...

Small organisms, but with a magnificent ability.

Apr 27, 2017 11:00 am
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It's the stuff of science fiction, though there's nothing fiction about it: Researchers have discovered a multitude of previously unidentified...

RNA Epigenetics Role in DNA Damage Response

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 pm
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Cell proliferation and survival require the faithful maintenance and propagation of genetic information, which are threatened by the ubiquitous source...

Scientists watch a molecule protect itself from radiation damage

Apr 25, 2017 3:00 pm
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When the molecules that carry the genetic code in our cells are exposed to harm, they have defenses against potential breakage and mutations. For i...

How randomness helps cancer cells thrive

Apr 25, 2017 12:00 pm
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In a research effort that merged genetics, physics and information theory, a team at the schools of medicine and engineering at The Johns Hopkins Univ...

How to explain varying outcomes for cancer, Down Syndrome?

Apr 20, 2017 1:00 pm
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Aneuploidy is a condition in which cells contain an abnormal number of chromosomes, and is known to be the cause of many types of cancer and genetic d...

How Long Non-Coding RNA Promotes Myogenesis

Apr 17, 2017 9:00 pm
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Recent studies indicate important roles for long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) as essential regulators of myogenesis and adult skeletal muscle regeneration...

Transcripting junk DNA in a very clever way.

Apr 9, 2017 6:00 pm
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A species of unicellular ciliate has found a special trick to make use of the cellular machinery in seemingly impossible ways. Researchers of the NCCR...

A family of proteins contribute to the evolution of gene regulatory networks.

Apr 2, 2017 10:00 am
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The human genome encodes some 350 Krüppel-associated box (KRAB) domain-containing zinc-finger proteins (KZFPs), the products of a rapidly evolvin...

Identifying Key Part of DNA Repair Machinery

Apr 1, 2017 11:00 am
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Cell proliferation and survival require the faithful maintenance and propagation of genetic information, which are threatened by the ubiquitous source...

Can we Really Predict Death Risk Level?

Mar 29, 2017 5:00 pm
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Various chemical modifications in the genome determine whether genes are read or deactivated. Methyl labels in the DNA play a key role in this "e...


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