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Latest DNA methylation Stories

2010-06-08 12:42:40

Research finds similarities between pulmonary arterial hypertension and cancer.

2010-06-04 14:23:25

A gene shown to play a role in the aging process appears to play a role in the regulation of the differentiation of embryonic stem cells.

2010-06-02 16:22:23

A previously unknown pattern in DNA methylation - an event that affects cell function by altering gene expression – has been uncovered for the first time by stem cell researchers at UCLA, a finding that could have implications in preventing some cancers and correcting defects in human stem cell lines.

2010-04-18 09:51:21

DNA modification defines early onset glioblastoma, is prevalent in lower grade gliomas

2010-04-16 08:26:27

A study conducted by a collaborative team led by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) may lead to better insight into the clinical outcome for some patients with a particularly aggressive type of brain cancer.

2010-04-08 08:51:56

A University of British Columbia doctoral candidate has discovered a previously unknown mechanism for silencing retroviruses, segments of genetic material that can lead to fatal mutations in a cell's DNA.

2010-02-25 13:44:55

A paper published online today in Molecular Cell proposes that Methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) impacts the entire genome in neurons, rather than acting as a regulator of specific genes.

2010-02-23 11:09:24

Scientists from Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research have published a paper, online Feb. 22 in Nature Cell Biology, describing gene expression in a prostate cancer cell: more sweeping, more targeted and more complex than we could ever have imagined, even five years ago.

2010-02-21 11:12:08

More than three million children have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies since the birth of the first "test tube baby" in 1978. While the majority of these children are healthy and normal, as a group they are at greater risk of certain kinds of birth defects and being low birth weight, which is associated with obesity, hypertension and type 2 diabetes later in life.


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begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
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The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.