Epigenetics (112 News)

A Study Shows That an Endocrine-Disrupting Fire-Retardant Is Associated with Epigenetic Modifications

Feb 11, 2019 2:00 pm
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Emory University researchers have learned that exposure to Polybrominated Biphenyl (PBB), an endocrine-disrupting fire-retardant, is associated wit...

How Could a Rat without a Y Chromosome Develop as a Male?

Feb 3, 2019 12:00 pm
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A look at the brains of an endangered spiny rat off the coast of Japan by University of Missouri (MU) Bond Life Sciences Center scientist Cheryl Ro...

In a Novel Mouse Model, Epigenetic Regulation Negatively Impacts a Downstream Gene Involved in ASD

Feb 2, 2019 1:00 pm
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The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are diverse and to some extent, unknown. But without doubt, they are complex, layered and deeply nuanc...

Revealing the Correlation between Epigenetic Changes and Alzheimer's and a Potential Drug to Restore Memory Function

Jan 28, 2019 12:00 pm
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Research published in the journal Brain reveals a new approach to Alzheimer's disease (AD) that may eventually make it possible to reverse memo...

Discovering a New Step in Assembly Line Which Controls the Expression of Some Genes with an Important Role in Cancer

Jan 15, 2019 1:00 pm
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Genes contain all the information needed for the functioning of cells, tissues, and organs in our body. Gene expression, meaning when and how are t...

How Genes and Neurons Work in Concert to Pick Out a Particular Scent?

Jan 12, 2019 2:00 pm
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The human nose can distinguish one trillion different scents—an extraordinary feat that requires 10 million specialized nerve cells, or neuro...

How Can Cannabis Affect the Genetic Profile of Users' Sperm?

Dec 29, 2018 3:00 pm
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DURHAM, N.C. -- As legal access to marijuana continues expanding across the U.S., more scientists are studying the effects of its active ingredient...

Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) Has Something to Say about Our Biological Age

Dec 29, 2018 1:00 pm
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Researchers have discovered age- and health-related differences in fragments of DNA found floating in the bloodstream (not inside cells) called cel...

"HiDRA" A New Generalizable Method for Dissecting How Noncoding DNA Affects Gene Expression

Dec 25, 2018 3:00 pm
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Approximately 98 percent of the human genome is made up of noncoding DNA, including enhancers, promoters, and other elements that regulate gene act...

A Novel Technology Based on A Universal DNA Nano-Signature for Cancer

Dec 20, 2018 2:00 pm
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Researchers from the University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have discovered a unique nano...

Scientists Could Cut the DNA Culprit Responsible for Increased Risk for Life Threatening Cardiovascular Diseases from the Genome

Dec 19, 2018 2:00 pm
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LA JOLLA, CA – Over the past decade we’ve learned that billions of people carry a mysterious specter in their DNA that strongly increas...

Scientists Could Identify the Epigenetic Control Mechanisms of How Neural Stem Cells Lose the Potential to Produce Neurons

Dec 19, 2018 12:00 pm
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Scientists identified two distinct control mechanisms in the developmental transition of undifferentiated stem cells into healthy brain cells. This...

The Epigenetic Mechanism Involved in Schizophrenia

Dec 17, 2018 11:00 am
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A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified, for...

Researchers Find Revolutionary evidence That Epigenetics Works in Archaea

Dec 12, 2018 2:00 pm
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have found revolutionary evidence that an evolutionary phenomenon at work in complex organisms is at pla...

New Insights into Longevity and Cognition Revealed by Parrot Genome Comparative Analysis

Dec 12, 2018 12:00 pm
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Parrots are famously talkative, and a blue-fronted Amazon parrot named Moises—or at least its genome—is telling scientists volumes abou...

Scientists Uncover Mechanism Safeguarding Unique Epigenome of Oocytes

Dec 10, 2018 1:00 pm
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In mammals, females have a limited supply of oocytes. Oocytes have a unique epigenome with approximately half the DNA methylation of sperm, and the...

A Computer Model Illustrates the Connection between Physical Organization of DNA and Gene Expression

Dec 10, 2018 12:00 pm
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Scientists often try to understand important processes in the cell by interfering and observing what happens. But often the cell just dies. Th...

NSD2 Might Be a Therapeutic Target for Metastatic and Resistant Prostate Cancers

Dec 9, 2018 6:00 pm
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A door opens to a new combined therapy to treat the most aggressive and resistant prostate cancers. This is one of the conclusions reached by resea...

A New Approach to Cancer Therapeutics by Targeting the Evolution of Cancer Cells

Dec 8, 2018 1:00 pm
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Singapore – A team of scientists from Agency for Science, Technology and Research’s (A*STAR) Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) has id...

Scientists Produce Mouse Pups from Two Mothers by Using Stem Cells and Gene Editing

Dec 1, 2018 4:00 pm
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Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences were able to produce healthy mice with two mothers that went on to have normal offspring of their ow...


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