Latest Epigenetics Stories
- Company to Present Data on SF3B1 Program at a Symposium During the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2014 - CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called "atrichia with papular lesions" lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss.
Since the dawn of civilization people were searching for clues to longevity and trying to extend human lifespan.
Researchers have pinpointed a new mechanism of how natural variation in our DNA alters an individual's risk for developing heart disease by interfering with the ability of a developmental gene to interact with a specialized type of RNA.
In previous research, UC Berkeley scientists Beatriz Vicoso, Ph.D., and Doris Bachtrog, Ph.D., determined that genes on the so-called "dot chromosome," or fourth chromosome, of the fruit fly Drosophilia melanogaster are X-linked in three other related fly species.
Scientists have found that a simple blood test, which can read DNA, could be used to predict obesity levels in children.
A breast cancer therapy that blocks estrogen synthesis to activate cancer-killing genes sometimes loses its effectiveness because the cancer takes over epigenetic mechanisms, including permanent DNA modifications in the patient's tumor, once again allowing tumor growth.
A study from Northwestern Medicine has led to a new theory regarding the development and cause of endometriosis. The chronically painful disease, which affects 1 in 10 women, has been linked to two previously unstudied genes.
Our DNA and its architecture are duplicated every time our cells divide. Histone proteins are key building blocks of this architecture and contain crucial information that regulates our genes.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.