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2008-11-17 15:10:00

Canadian researchers are trying to answer why some smokers develop lung cancer while others remain disease free, despite similar lifestyle changes. Results were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's Seventh Annual International Conference on Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die from lung cancer than any other cancer type. In fact, according to 2004 data, more people died from lung cancer...

2008-10-31 18:00:39

U.S. and Dutch researchers suggest prenatal exposure to famine can lead to epigenetic -- gene -- changes that may affect a person's health into midlife. Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York and the Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands said previous studies have suggested that adult disease risk may be associated with adverse environmental conditions early in development, these data are the first to show that early-life environmental...

2008-10-30 03:00:23

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich today introduced its Imprint(TM) Methylated DNA Quantification Kit (MDQ1) for epigenetic research http://www.sigma-aldrich.com/mdq1. The Methylated DNA Quantification Kit employs a familiar ELISA-like procedure, with no radioactivity or chromatography, to measure global methylation in less than four hours. The kits are effective with a DNA input as low as 5ng of fully methylated DNA and are arranged in a flexible 8-well assay...

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2008-10-24 10:20:30

Are genes destiny? Alternatively, are we simply the products of our environment? There is a growing sense that neither of these two possibilities fully captures the essence of the risk for psychiatric disorders. New light is being shed on the complex interaction of genetic and environmental factors as the result of growth in the field of epigenetics. While genetics is the study of how variation in gene sequence or "genotype" influences traits or "phenotypes," epigenetics (epi- from the Greek...

2008-10-16 03:00:08

BERLIN and SEATTLE, Oct. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt:ECX) (Prime Standard), a cancer molecular diagnostics company developing tests based on DNA methylation, today reported positive final results from its prognostic prostate cancer study. "After testing all patient samples for methylation in the PITX2 gene we have successfully conducted our final analysis," commented Dr. Gunter Weiss, Vice President Product Development at Epigenomics. "This analysis shows that...

2008-10-11 03:00:07

By Muradyan, Artur Boldt, Vivien; Steininger, Anne; Stabentheiner, Stephanie; Tebel, Katrin; Kreutzberger, Jurgen; Muller, Ines; Madle, Hannelore; Popper, Helmut H; Ullmann, Reinhard The accumulation of chromosomal aberrations is a characteristic feature of tumor development. However, an understanding of tumorigenesis that assumes that changes in DNA copy number always cause equivalent changes in the corresponding RNA and protein levels is an oversimplification and completely ignores the...

2008-09-12 03:00:08

By Tuttle, John R Idris, A M; Brown, Judith K; Haigler, Candace H; Robertson, Dominique A silencing vector for cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) was developed from the geminivirus Cotton leaf crumple virus (CLCrV). The CLCrV coat protein gene was replaced by up to 500 bp of DNA homologous to one of two endogenous genes, the magnesium chelatase subunit I gene (ChlI) or the phytoene desaturase gene (PDS). Cotyledons of cotton cultivar 'Deltapine 5415' bombarded with the modified viral vectors...

2008-09-08 03:00:06

-- Clinical study of over 500 patient samples well on track for completion in Q4 2008 -- Interim analysis representing approximately half of the cases demonstrates statistical significance for primary endpoint of prostate cancer prognosis (probability of recurrence) -- PITX2 biomarker classifies patients into groups at high and low risk for relapse following surgery BERLIN, and SEATTLE, Sept. 8, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt:ECX) (Prime...

2008-06-18 03:00:37

Expanded EpiTect portfolio targets growing demand for standardized sample and assay technologies to investigate processes regulating gene function Venlo, The Netherlands - June 18, 2008 - QIAGEN (NASDAQ: QGEN; Frankfurt, Prime Standard: QIA) today announced a significant expansion of its EpiTect product portfolio for epigenetics, one of the most dynamic areas in life sciences. With the five new products, QIAGEN now offers standardized solutions covering all steps of...

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2007-03-14 11:50:14

Neurobiologists have discovered a mechanism by which the constantly changing brain retains memories"”from that dog bite to that first kiss. They have found that the brain co-opts the same machinery by which cells stably alter their genes to specialize during embryonic development. Courtney Miller and David Sweatt reported their findings in the March 15, 2007 issue of the journal Neuron, published by Cell Press. Their studies aimed at exploring whether a process called DNA methylation...


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