Epigenetics (42 News)

What Gives Cancer Cells the Ability to Metastasize?

Aug 23, 2017 7:00 pm
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Cells, just like people, have memories. They retain molecular markers that at the beginning of their existence helped guide their development. Cells t...

Scientists Put The Immune System Back In Order!

Aug 7, 2017 11:00 am
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When the immune system is imbalanced, either due to overly-active cells or cells that suppress its function, it causes a wide range of diseases, from ...

Pregnancy loss and the evolution of sex are linked by cellular line dance

Aug 6, 2017 10:30 am
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After Dan Levitis and his wife lost two pregnancies, before having their three children, he was drawn to investigate why pregnancy loss is so common, ...

First Evidence of Epigenetics Inheritance in Humans!

Aug 2, 2017 2:00 pm
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We are more than the sum of our genes. Epigenetic mechanisms modulated by environmental cues such as diet, disease or our lifestyle take a major role ...

How The Uterus Mirrors the Mother's World to The Fetus

Jul 13, 2017 9:00 am
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A developing fetus bathes in a mixture of cellular secretions and proteins unique to its mother's uterus. Before fertilization, the pH of uterine ...

The RNA Molecule That Fixes Broken Telomeres in Cells

Jul 6, 2017 1:00 pm
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Researchers at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have further uncovered the secrets of telomeres,...

The Role of A Single miRNA Molecule in Boosting Breast Cancer

Jul 2, 2017 12:00 pm
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Researchers have identified a small RNA molecule that helps maintain the activity of stem cells in both healthy and cancerous breast tissue. The study...

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...


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