Epigenetics (139 News)

Activation of the Transposons Leads to Differentiation of Nerve Stem Cells

Aug 8, 2019 12:00 pm
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More than half of our genome consists of transposons, DNA sequences that are reminiscent of ancient, extinct viruses. Transposons are normally silence...

Combining (AZA and DFMO) Drugs Improves Their Eeffectiveness Against Ovarian Cancer

Aug 5, 2019 12:00 pm
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Delivering two federally approved immunity-altering drugs together significantly extended the lives of mice injected with human ovarian cancer cells, ...

A Complex Molecular Conversation Between Cancer and Immune Cells

Jul 31, 2019 12:00 pm
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June 10, 2019, New York—A Ludwig Cancer Research study has deciphered a complex molecular conversation between cancer and immune cells that is k...

A Major Expansion of the Cancer Cell Lines Encyclopedia

Jun 27, 2019 4:00 pm
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Large libraries of cancer cell lines — collections of cells that represent tumor types seen in cancer patients — can yield profound insigh...

Researchers Explored Associations Between Daytime Sleepiness and Epigenetic Modifications

Jun 27, 2019 3:00 pm
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Boston, MA — Everyone feels tired at times, but up to 20 percent of U.S. adults report feeling so sleepy during the day that it interferes with ...

A “Treasure Map” to Accelerate Research in Epigenetics and Human Disease

Jun 26, 2019 4:00 pm
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More than 15 years after scientists first mapped the human genome, most diseases still cannot be predicted based on one’s genes, leading researc...

Paternal Smoking Increases Methylation of Certain Immune Genes Which May Cause Asthma

Jun 23, 2019 2:00 pm
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Children exposed to paternal tobacco smoking before birth are more likely to develop asthma—and associated changes to immune genes predict the l...

A Combination of Two Mutations Causes a Deadly Form of Pediatric Brain Tumors

Jun 3, 2019 12:00 pm
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A new Northwestern Medicine study finds that a combination of two mutations cause a form of pediatric brain tumors to become more deadly, according to...

New Tool to Enable Researchers to Track the Molecular Evolution of Cancers

May 29, 2019 1:00 pm
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A powerful new set of scientific tools developed by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York Genome Center (NYGC) researchers enables them to track the mol...

Description of the Molecular Mechanism in the Transformation of Floral Stem Cells Into a Flower

May 20, 2019 11:00 am
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The beautiful colors and smells of flowers serve a much greater purpose than just decoration. Flowers contain the plant's reproductive organs, ...

A Review of Epigenetics Linked to Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

May 2, 2019 11:00 am
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In the past decade, knowledge of how lifestyle affects our genes, a research field called epigenetics, has grown exponentially. Researchers at Lund Un...

Positive Effects of Physical Exercise May Pass from Mice to Their Offspring

May 1, 2019 7:00 pm
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A large team of researchers with members affiliated with multiple institutions across Spain has found that putting mice on an exercise regimen before ...

DNA Methylation Alterations Could Associate with Oral Cancer

Apr 21, 2019 4:00 pm
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Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will ch...

Researchers Restored the Function of Hundreds of Cancer-Fighting Genes by Knocking off Methyl Groups

Apr 20, 2019 11:00 am
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Targeting protein known as UHRF1 may shrink tumors by restoring aberrant gene regulation in cancer cells. Working with human colon cancer cell...

A New Discovery of an Epigenetic Protein That Plays a Dual Role in AML

Apr 16, 2019 10:00 am
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British researchers have discovered that an epigenetic protein called EZH2 delays the development of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) but then switches...

Hypoxia Induces Rapid Changes to Chromatin

Apr 11, 2019 4:00 pm
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Research by Professor Sonia Rocha and her team at the Institute of Integrative Biology reveals new insights into how cells respond to oxygen depriv...

A New Sophisticated Computational Model for Diagnosing Rare Hereditary Conditions

Apr 11, 2019 2:00 pm
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London Health Sciences Centre - A new sophisticated computational model, developed by scientists at Lawson Health Research Institute, is bringing a...

Adult Cells Retain an "Embryonic Memory" Which Can Be Recovered Under Certain Circumstances

Apr 9, 2019 3:00 pm
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In research that casts cells as curators of their own history, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists have discovered that adult tissues retain a ...

Epigenetic Changes in Lung-Specific Genes May Explain Higher Rates of Lung Disease in Children Born to Moms Who Were Undernourished During Pregnancy

Apr 7, 2019 12:00 pm
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Higher rates of lung disease in children born to moms who were undernourished during pregnancy could be explained by epigenetic changes in a number...

Epigenetic Inheritance....Do We Get More Than Just Genes from Our Parents?

Apr 3, 2019 2:00 pm
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In experiments with worms, researchers showed that epigenetic marks on sperm chromosomes affect gene expression and development in offspring. ...


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