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August 31, 2015

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August 31, 2015

Aug. 31, 2015 — From 1952, DNA was sequenced, modified and extensively studied, but no technique was able to produce clear direct images of DNA. Now, researchers have developed a new technique to produce a direct ... read more

Researchers Testing Drug for Cancer, Bone Marrow Disorders

Aug. 19, 2015 — An international phase I, randomized clinical trial is underway that tests the drug guadecitabine (SGI-110) in Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). MDS are a group of ... read more

Understanding Molecular Origin of Epigenetic Markers

July 28, 2015 — Researchers have determined the mechanics behind of one of the most common epigenetic modifications: histone-tail acetylation. Acetylation is a means by which a cell can control the expression of its ... read more

July 23, 2015 — The Histone Antibody Specificity Database is a newly launched online portal that lets scientists find the right antibodies for their research with a much higher degree of confidence than ever ... read more

Researchers Uncover Epigenetic Switches That Turn Stem Cells Into Blood Vessel Cells

June 26, 2015 — A molecular mechanism that directs embryonic stem cells to mature into endothelial cells -- the specialized cells that form blood vessels -- has been discovered by researchers. Understanding the ... read more

Discovery May Lead to Targeted Melanoma Therapies

June 17, 2015 — Melanoma patients with high levels of a protein that controls the expression of pro-growth genes are less likely to survive, according to a new study. The research team found that the protein, called ... read more

Epigenetic Basis of Common Variable Immunodeficiency

June 17, 2015 — Researchers have identified epigenetic alterations in Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), the most common primary immunodeficiency, using as a starting point genetically identical monozygotic ... read more

Scientists Develop New Technique for Analyzing Epigenetics of Bacteria

June 15, 2015 — There is a potential new tool to combat pathogens and overcome antibiotic resistance. Scientists have developed a new technique to more precisely analyze bacterial populations, to reveal epigenetic ... read more

Mechanism Regulating Gene Expression Linked to Bone and Joint Damage in Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 12, 2015 — A new study reveals that DNA methylation -- a mechanism that regulates gene expression -- could influence the progression of structural damage to the joints and spine in ankylosing spondylitis. Study ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Researchers are visually capturing the first process of chromosome alignment and separation at the beginning of mouse development. The findings could lead to answers to questions concerning the ... read more

New Tool Brings Standards to Epigenetic Studies

June 4, 2015 — A new technique has been developed that calibrates a commonly-used tool in epigenetic experiments with an internal standard - dramatically improving accuracy and the development of therapeutics ... read more

Ancient DNA Sheds Light on How Past Environments Affected Ancient Populations

May 28, 2015 — For the first time, a study shows that epigenetic marks on DNA can be detected in a large number of ancient human remains, which may lead to further understanding about the effects of famine and ... read more

Cocaine Addiction, Craving and Relapse

May 26, 2015 — One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. But new research reveals that changes in our DNA during drug withdrawal may ... read more

How DNA Is Organized in Our Cells

May 26, 2015 — A critical role for two proteins in chromatin structure has been uncovered by researchers. Their breakthrough helps explain how DNA is organized in our cells. This discovery could lead to a better ... read more

May 7, 2015 — Cell division is the basis of life and requires that each daughter cell receive the proper complement of chromosomes. In most organisms, this process is mediated at the familiar constricted ... read more

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

May 4, 2015 — A closer look at the DNA around the Huntington's disease gene offers researchers a new understanding of how the gene is controlled and how this affects the disease. These findings set the stage ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Research has uncovered a new purpose for a rare type of histone: preventing mutations by keeping certain so-called "jumping genes" in place. This discovery reveals a basic mechanism for ... 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

Apr. 28, 2015 — Until now, 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

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