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May 4, 2016

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May 4, 2016

Sequence Features Accurately Predict Genome-Wide MeCP2 Binding in Vivo

Mar. 24, 2016 — Researchers are combining in vivo experimentation with computation for highly accurate prediction of the genome-wide binding pattern of a key protein involved in brain ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Ecological epigenetics has now been further advanced thanks, to the development of a new research technique. Epigenetic research has grown immensely as a field of research all across the world. In ... read more

Some Heart Drugs, Antibiotics Show Effective in Fighting Cancer

Feb. 9, 2016 — Drugs that showed promising perspectives in treating cancers have been identified by researchers, according to a recent study. These drugs are normally used to treat other diseases, such as heart ... read more

New Type 2 Diabetes Biomarker Identified

Feb. 8, 2016 — Type 2 diabetes accounts for around 90 percent of diabetes cases as well as being one of the major cardiovascular risk factors. Researchers have found an epigenetic mechanism implicated in the ... read more

Feb. 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that an enzyme key to regulating gene expression -- and also an oncogene when mutated -- is critical for the expression of numerous inflammatory compounds ... read more

Feb. 1, 2016 — When the process of epigenetic reprogramming is defective in mouse development, the consequences in adulthood can include abnormal repetitive behaviors, scientists have ... read more

Epigenetic Switch for Obesity

Jan. 28, 2016 — Having overweight parents significantly increases your risk of obesity, but the inheritance of specific mutations can't always explain why this is the case. In a study, researchers show that ... read more

How Obesity Makes Memory Go Bad

Jan. 26, 2016 — Obesity is associated with epigenetic changes that dysregulate memory-associated genes, and a particular enzyme in brain neurons of the hippocampus appears to be a link between chronic obesity and ... read more

DNA Imprinting Defects Associated With Childhood Osteosarcoma Development, Progression

Jan. 26, 2016 — Children diagnosed with osteosarcoma may be impacted by a DNA imprinting defect also found in parents, according to new research. DNA imprinting is a phenomenon in which just one of the two inherited ... read more

Mom's in Control, Even Before You're Born

Jan. 25, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered previously unappreciated means by which epigenetic information contained in the egg influences the development of the placenta during pregnancy. The research, which was ... read more

Exact Pol(e) Position -- Precisely Where the Polymerase Is Changed

Jan. 21, 2016 — A method for the thorough analysis of protein modifications has been developed by researchers who have mapped the phosphorylation sites of the RNA polymerase II enzyme, which is responsible for ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — In 1917, Florence Sabin, the first female member of the US National Academy of Sciences, discovered hemangioblasts, the common precursor cells for blood cells and blood vessel endothelia. Her ... read more

Brothers-in-Arms: How P53 and Telomeres Work Together to Stave Off Cancer

Jan. 15, 2016 — New research shows that p53 is able to suppress accumulated DNA damage at telomeres. This is the first time this particular function of p53 has ever been described and shows yet another benefit of ... read more

The RNA Alphabet: The Key Role Played by hmC

Jan. 15, 2016 — Researchers have revealed for the first time the key role played by one of the RNA letters, hmC or hydroxymethylation. Their discovery will help us better understand such diseases as ... read more

Neils Help Removing Epigenetic Marks

Jan. 12, 2016 — Two proteins have been identified that are important for the demethylation of DNA, report ... read more

Innate Immune Defenses Triggered by Unsuspected Mechanism

Jan. 12, 2016 — A previously unsuspected mechanism is activated in the presence of pathogens after only a few hours: the activation of thousands of genes in the cells of the innate immune system and the triggering ... read more

Jan. 11, 2016 — A new single-cell genomics protocol allows researchers to study links between DNA modifications (methylation) and the activity of a gene. The method is the first to enable parallel profiling of the ... read more

Jan. 8, 2016 — Nearly every girl and woman on Earth carries two X chromosomes in nearly every one of her cells -- but one of them does (mostly) nothing. That's because it's been silenced, keeping most of ... read more

Epigenetic Discovery Suggests DNA Modifications More Diverse Than Previously Thought

Dec. 21, 2015 — The world of epigenetics -- where molecular 'switches' attached to DNA turn genes on and off -- has just got bigger with a new discovery that suggests that many more DNA modifications than ... read more

New Insights Into Molecular Basis of Memory

Dec. 17, 2015 — Scientists have shed new light on the molecular basis of memory. Their study confirms that the formation of memories is accompanied by an altered activity of specific genes. In addition, they found ... read more

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