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2009-10-06 13:36:19

During cell division, whether hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) will develop into new stem cells (self-renewal) or differentiate into other blood cells depends on a chemical process called DNA methylation.

2009-10-05 06:10:00

A Henry Ford Hospital study has identified 231 new genes associated with head and neck cancer, one of the most deadly cancers responsible for 2.1 percent of all cancer deaths in the United States.

2009-10-05 01:30:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, October 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Debiopharm Group (Debiopharm), a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, and the Japanese Cancer Association (JCA) presented 'The JCA-Mauvernay Award' to Dr Toshikazu Ushijima from the National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo, for his outstanding and innovative research in basic science in the "epigenetic field for cancerization".

2009-09-30 14:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Epigentek Group Inc. today announced that it released the SuperSense(TM) Methylated DNA Quantification Kit to complete its line of methylated DNA quantification products (http://www.epigentek.com/catalog/dna-methylation-quantification-c-21_48.html).

2009-09-21 13:27:51

Two new blood tests can aid in the early identification of patients with gastrointestinal cancers, researchers in Belgium have found. Dr.

2009-09-21 09:54:40

Scientists have identified how a protein enables sections of so-called junk DNA to be cut and pasted within genetic code -- a finding which could speed development of gene therapies.

2009-09-02 07:53:22

Genes that regulate the energy consumption of cells have a different structure and expression in type II diabetics than they do in healthy people, according to a new study from the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institute published in Cell Metabolism.

2009-08-22 11:54:06

A preliminary evaluation of methylation of two gene promoters in fecal DNA showed promise as a noninvasive method to detect colorectal and gastric cancers, according to a new study published online August 21 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

2009-08-16 13:07:39

A study published in this week's online issue of Nature Biotechnology, demonstrates a unique and highly sensitive method for detecting methylation-associated cancers.

2009-08-04 13:25:00

In many types of cancer, parts of the genetic material of tumor cells are switched off by chemical labels called methyl groups.


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