Epigenetics (11 News)

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...

'Mysterious' Non-Protein-Coding RNAs Play Important Roles in Gene Expression

Jan 17, 2017 3:00 pm
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In cells, DNA is transcribed into RNAs that provide the molecular recipe for cells to make proteins. Most of the genome is transcribed into RNA, but o...

Being Overweight affects DNA methylation Patterns

Dec 24, 2016 11:25 am
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The extra pounds you gain during the holidays will not only show up on your hips but will also affect your DNA. This is the result of a large-scale in...

Latinos Age Slower Than Other Ethnicities

Aug 31, 2016 6:00 pm
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A UCLA study is the first to show that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings, published in the current issue of Genome B...

Researchers Develop a New Way for Imaging Epigenetic Patterns

Aug 18, 2016 12:00 pm
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A novel PET radiotracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is able for the first time to ...