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2014-06-23 08:27:29

First revenues from VolitionRx Nucleosomics technology NAMUR, Belgium, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (OTCQB: VNRX), a life sciences company, today announces its first wholesale order of NuQ® Research Use Only kits to Active Motif. Each kit allows epigenetics researchers to identify and analyze a different nucleosome structure. Active Motif will distribute the kits in its key markets of Europe, the United States and Japan. These assays allow researchers -- in areas as...

2014-06-17 10:29:40

Rice University Rice University scientists apply new theory to learn how and why cells differentiate How does a stem cell decide what path to take? In a way, it’s up to the wisdom of the crowd. The DNA in a pluripotent stem cell is bombarded with waves of proteins whose ebb and flow nudge the cell toward becoming blood, bone, skin or organs. A new theory by scientists at Rice University shows the cell’s journey is neither a simple step-by-step process nor all random....

2014-06-11 08:28:06

SAN FRANCISCO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the Institute for Functional Medicine's 2014 Annual International Conference, held May 29 - 31, 2014 in San Francisco, California, Randy L. Jirtle, PhD, was honored by receiving the Linus Pauling Functional Medicine Award. Dr. Jirtle previously headed the epigenetics and imprinting laboratory at Duke University, and is now a Professor of Epigenetics at the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences, University of Bedfordshire,...

2014-06-09 14:30:56

University of North Carolina Health Care The discovery, from the lab of Brian Strahl, Ph.D., offers insights for the creation of better, more targeted therapies for various forms of cancer Twelve years ago, UNC School of Medicine researcher Brian Strahl, PhD, found that a protein called Set2 plays a role in how yeast genes are expressed – specifically how DNA gets transcribed into messenger RNA. Now his lab has found that Set2 is also a major player in DNA repair, a complicated and...

2014-06-06 08:23:47

RnRMarketResearch.com adds a 2014 survey report on "Epigenetic Modification Screening technologies that summarizes trends and results of HTStec's 3rd industry-wide global web-based benchmarking survey carried out in May 2014. DALLAS, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The main objectives of " Epigenetic Modification Screening Trends 2014 " market study was to comprehensively document current practices and preferences in epigenetic modification assays, and to understand future user...

2014-06-03 23:09:20

Inhibiting enzymes that cause changes in gene expression could decrease chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients, researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia say. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Inhibiting enzymes that cause changes in gene expression could decrease chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients, researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia say. Dr. Susanna Greer, associate professor of biology, and...

2014-05-29 20:20:55

BRONX, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. The findings, published online today in PLOS Genetics, shed light on why older mothers are at increased risk for having children with ASD and could pave the way for more research into the role of environment on ASD....

2014-05-29 10:36:33

Emory Health Sciences DNA methylation critical in model of atherosclerosis Disturbed patterns of blood flow induce lasting epigenetic changes to genes in the cells that line blood vessels, and those changes contribute to atherosclerosis, researchers have found. The findings suggest why the protective effects of good blood flow patterns, which aerobic exercise promotes, can persist over time. An epigenetic change to DNA is a chemical modification that alters whether nearby genes are...

2014-05-22 23:16:14

Zymo Research Corporation, The Epigenetics Company, continues to expand its portfolio of products and services for researchers and clinicians alike. Today, the company has announced their new offering of Next-Gen sequencing-based Microbiomics Services that include Taxonomic Profiling and Microbiome Shotgun Sequencing. Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Microbial communities thrive in diverse niches under different conditions where they can elicit a strong influence on their...

2014-05-05 10:12:05

Inhibiting enzymes that cause changes in gene expression could decrease chemotherapy resistance in ovarian cancer patients, researchers at Georgia State University and the University of Georgia say. Dr. Susanna Greer, associate professor of biology, and research partners at the University of Georgia have identified two enzymes that suppress proteins that are important for regulating cell survival and chemoresistance in ovarian cancer. Their findings are published in the journal, PLOS ONE....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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