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Genetics May One Day Have An Important Role In Dental Care
2014-03-07 05:15:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Adelaide's School of Dentistry say a visit to the dentist could eventually require a detailed look at a patient’s genes. The team wrote in the Australian Dental Journal that one day dentists may have to look at a patient’s genes to determine which ones are being switched on and off. The researchers believe that this field of epigenetics will have a big role to play in the future of dental hygiene....

2014-03-06 23:23:40

Owing to the great prospects of epigenetics in therapeutic industry, a lot of investments are made by the private investors to support small pharma companies with strong research in epigenetics. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/epigenetics-technologies-market-896.html (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 The report “Epigenetics Technology Market (Epigenomics, DNA Methylation, Histone Modifications, RNA interference, Cancer Therapeutics, Personalized Medicine) (2012 - 2017)” analyses...

2014-03-05 10:59:39

Many breast cancer survivors experience fatigue and other debilitating symptoms that persist months to years after their course of treatment has ended. Now researchers at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University have found clues that may explain how these symptoms can linger. Chemotherapy, one of the major treatments for breast cancer, can leave a long-lasting epigenetic imprint in the DNA of breast cancer patients’ blood cells. That imprint is associated with biological signs of...

2014-02-28 12:27:28

World-Renowned Molecular Biologist and New Director of Research, Chief Scientific Officer Dr. Peter Jones Leading Translational Research in Epigenetics ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Institute, a world-class research and science education institute headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has established a global epigenetics research hub, tapping into a hot-button research topic responsible for new and innovative...

2014-02-25 13:58:56

Technological discovery Cells in our body are constantly dividing to maintain our body functions. At each division, our DNA code and a whole machinery of supporting components has to be faithfully duplicated to maintain the cell’s memory of its own identity. Researchers at BRIC, University of Copenhagen, have developed a new technology that has revealed the dynamic events of this duplication process and the secrets of cellular memory. The results are published in Nature Cell Biology....

Calico Cats Inspire Research Into X Chromosome Inactivation
2014-02-19 04:31:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. Cat Breeds Encyclopedia reports that these felines — considered to be good luck in several countries — are 90 percent female, suggesting that the color pattern is related to the gender of the animal. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome...

2014-02-10 11:13:59

Analyzing the genomes of twin 3-year-old sisters – one healthy and one with aggressive leukemia – led an international team of researchers to identify a novel molecular target that could become a way to treat recurring and deadly malignancies. Scientists in China and the United States report their findings online Feb. 9 in Nature Genetics. The study points to a molecular pathway involving a gene called SETD2, which can mutate in blood cells during a critical step as DNA is being...

2014-02-10 11:03:42

A Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicist and his colleagues have found a new application for the tools and mathematics typically used in physics to help solve problems in biology. Specifically, the team used statistical mechanics and mathematical modeling to shed light on something known as epigenetic memory -- how an organism can create a biological memory of some variable condition, such as quality of nutrition or temperature. "The work highlights the interdisciplinary...

2014-02-09 12:20:14

CINCINNATI, Feb. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Analyzing the genomes of twin 3-year-old sisters - one healthy and one with aggressive leukemia - led an international team of researchers to identify a novel molecular target that could become a way to treat recurring and deadly malignancies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Scientists in China and the United States report their findings online Feb. 9 in Nature Genetics. The study points to a...

2014-02-07 23:04:16

Xtalks presents a new and informative webinar that focuses on epigenetics research to understand DNA methylation changes that occur within lineage-specific and cancer-specific chromatin states. The live webinar takes place on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2pm EST (7pm GMT). Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 Transcriptional regulation is accomplished by both focal cis-regulatory elements (promoters, enhancers, and insulators) and the higher order organization of chromosomes...


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