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May 29, 2015

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May 29, 2015

May 6, 2015 — The surprising discovery and function of a new DNA modification in insects, worms, and algae has been described in a new article by an international team of ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Until today, the proteins known as ubiquitin receptors have been associated mainly with protein degradation, a basic cell cleaning process. A new function now described for the protein dDsk2 links ... read more

Cancer-Inflammation 'Vicious Cycle' Detailed in New Study

Apr. 20, 2015 — New findings hidden within the complex machinery behind the chronic inflammation-cancer feedback loop have been ... read more

HIV Linked to Age-Accelerating Cellular Changes

Apr. 6, 2015 — HIV induces age-associated changes to the DNA, which in turn lead to earlier onset of age-related illnesses such as some cancers, renal and kidney disease, frailty, osteoporosis and neurocognitive ... read more

Old Cancer Drug Could Have New Use in Fighting Cancer

Apr. 1, 2015 — An old cancer drug can not only kill cancer cells, but also works to change how certain cancer cells function, weakening those cells so they can be killed by other drugs, a veterinary researcher has ... read more

Blood Test May Shed New Light on Fragile X Related Disorders

Mar. 26, 2015 — A blood test may shed new light on Fragile X syndrome related disorders in women, according to a new study. Fragile X is the most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most ... read more

Recycling Histones Through Transcription

Mar. 26, 2015 — Cells reuse a part of the histones which are used to pack DNA, according to research conducted on yeast cells. However, researchers say that it is likely that similar mechanisms are important for ... read more

Brain Development Controlled by Epigenetic Factor

Mar. 10, 2015 — The importance of a key epigenetic regulator in the development of the hippocampus, a part of the brain associated with learning, memory and neural stem cells, has been made more clear, thanks to a ... read more

New Insights on How Tumors Metastasize

Mar. 6, 2015 — Researchers shed new light on the underlying processes of tumor metastasis and highlight the role of epigenetics in this process. By comparing embryogenesis with cancer metastasis they hypothesize ... read more

Epigenetic 'Switch' Regulates RNA-Protein Interactions

Feb. 25, 2015 — Epigenetic modifications to mRNA act as a structural 'switch' that allows RNA-binding proteins to recognize and read mRNA regions that would otherwise be inaccessible, a new study has ... read more

Epigenetic Study Highlights Drug Targets for Allergies and Asthma

Feb. 18, 2015 — Scientists have discovered over 30 new genes that predispose people to allergies and asthma, some of which could be targets for new drugs. Asthma affects one child in 10 in the UK, and allergies may ... read more

Genomic Differences Between Developing Male and Female Brains in the Womb

Feb. 3, 2015 — New research has made significant progress towards understanding the complex process of prenatal human brain ... read more

Epigenetic Breakthrough: A First of Its Kind Tool to Study the Histone Code

Feb. 10, 2015 — Scientists have created a new research tool, based on the fruit fly, to help crack the histone code. This research tool can be used to better understand the function of histone proteins, which play ... read more

Understanding Cellular Aging

Jan. 29, 2015 — The physical structure of the nuclear landscape has been mapped in unprecedented detail to understand changes in genomic interactions occurring in cell senescence and ... read more

Efficient Methylating Enzyme Identified for Cancer Development

Jan. 23, 2015 — A recent study may help begin to explain how cancer develops though the abnormal turning on and off of genes. Researchers have discovered that the increase of methyl tags in cancer cells is due to ... read more

Editing the Brain: How New Epigenetic Tools Could Rewrite Our Understanding of Memory and More

Jan. 21, 2015 — Epigenetic changes are implicated in a host of neural conditions, from Alzheimer's-related memory loss to depression. Now, a revolutionary set of molecular editing tools is allowing scientists ... read more

Epigenetic Switchboard Now Better Understood

Jan. 12, 2015 — Epigenetic signals help determine which genes are activated at which time in a given cell. A novel analytical method enables systematic characterization of the relevant epigenetic tags, and reveals ... read more

Jan. 8, 2015 — Diesel exhaust switches some genes on, while switching others off, by altering the methylation of DNA, scientists ... read more

New Genetic, Epigenetic Contributors to Diabetes

Jan. 6, 2015 — An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has turned up a wealth of clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes, researchers say. Their ... read more

Dec. 22, 2014 — Famine, drug abuse and even stress can “silence” certain genes, causing health problems in generations to come. Now scientists are wondering: Could therapies that change gene expression in ... read more

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