Epigenetics (24 News)

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...

New Hope to Treat Addiction

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 pm
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The past few years have seen an explosion of heroin abuse and deaths from opiate overdose. But little is known about the molecular underpinnings of...

Effect of Maternal Immunity on Infant's Brain Development

Mar 23, 2017 1:00 pm
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Maternal infection during pregnancy increases the risk for psychiatric disorders in the child, but the path between the two is something of a myste...

MicroRNAs As Markers for Radiation Exposure

Mar 23, 2017 11:00 am
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Ionizing radiation incidents—nuclear war, nuclear accidents or terrorist dirty bombs, for example—can cause mass fatalities. Since resourc...

Cancer epigenetics: Reading the future of leukaemia

Mar 13, 2017 11:00 am
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The identification of the regulatory protein ENL as essential to an aggressive form of leukaemia provides insight into transc...

Non-coding RNA: More uses for genomic junk

Mar 13, 2017 10:00 am
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It emerges that nascent non-coding RNAs transcribed from regulatory DNA sequences called enhancers bind to the enzyme CBP to promote its activity loca...

Link Between an Epigenetic Enzyme Deficiency and Crohn's Disease

Mar 8, 2017 10:00 am
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A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has found how a variant in an important epigenetic enzyme -- previously associated by population-...

More Insight into RNA epigentic Editing

Mar 6, 2017 11:00 am
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Nucleic acids undergo naturally occurring chemical modifications. Over 100 different modifications have been described and every position in the purin...

Effect of Obesity on Muscle Epigenome

Mar 2, 2017 1:00 pm
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A modification to DNA called methylation has been connected to obesity. It is known that many changes are made to genes throughout life, called epigen...

How Cancer cells Maintain their Telomeres

Feb 15, 2017 9:00 am
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Some cancer cells have a trick up their sleeve to avoid cell death: boosting maintenance of telomeres, the protective "end caps" on chromoso...

Atypical Bacterial Strategy for Evading Immunity

Feb 14, 2017 9:00 am
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Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered a survival strategy that harmful bacteria can use to outsmart the human immune respo...


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