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Latest Epigenetics Stories

Veil Of Ignorance Is Sometimes Bliss
2013-10-24 08:22:27

Washington University in St. Louis A range of examples suggests a lack of information about their fellows can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals — and even among genes For the Oct. 16 issue of Biology Letters, a special issue commemorating the 50th anniversary of W.D. Hamilton’s famous paper on kin selection, two Washington University in St. Louis biologists contributed an article describing intriguing exceptions to one of his predictions. The basic idea of...

2013-10-23 23:22:50

Mount Sinai Researchers Hope to Exploit Findings to Develop Novel Preventive and Treatment Strategies for Alzheimer’s Disease New York, New York (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Diabetes and dementia are rising dramatically in the United States and worldwide. In the last few years, epidemiological data has accrued showing that older people with diabetes are significantly more likely to develop cognitive deterioration and increased susceptibility to onset of dementia related to Alzheimer’s...

2013-10-23 11:27:14

Genome-wide changes result from silencing extra chromosome, scientists report at ASHG 2013 The first evidence that the underlying genetic defect responsible for trisomy 21, also known as Down syndrome, can be suppressed in laboratory cultures of patient-derived stem cells was presented today (Oct. 22) at the American Society of Human Genetics 2013 annual meeting in Boston. People with Down syndrome are born with an extra chromosome 21, which results in a variety of physical and...

Mature Cells Revert Into Embryonic-like Stem Cells With Help From Physical Cues
2013-10-21 09:40:41

University of California - Berkeley Bioengineers at the University of California, Berkeley, have shown that physical cues can replace certain chemicals when nudging mature cells back to a pluripotent stage, capable of becoming any cell type in the body. The researchers grew fibroblasts cells taken from human skin and mouse ears on surfaces with parallel grooves measuring 10 micrometers wide and 3 micrometers high. After two weeks of culture in a special cocktail used to reprogram mature...

2013-10-16 23:19:34

Epigentek develops a new technology to efficiently quantify RNA methylation by detecting amounts of N6-methyladenosine (m6A). By incorporating the technology in a commercially available kit, Epigentek enables all research labs to have access to a cost-effective and practical method of studying m6A RNA methylation. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Research experts from Epigentek, the leading company specializing in epigenetics, have developed a new, breakthrough approach for the...

2013-10-14 23:18:54

New Kit Specifically Designed and Optimized for Analysis of Methylcytosine in RNA Irvine, CA (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 Zymo Research Corporation—The Epigenetics Company—continues to expand its range of tools and services for scientists working in the field of epigenetics with the release of its new EZ RNA Methylation™ Kit. This first-of-its-kind kit is specifically designed and optimized for bisulfite conversion of RNA for 5-methylcytosine detection. Zymo Research now makes it easy...

Discovery Should Save Wheat Farmers Millions Of Dollars
2013-10-10 07:18:02

McGill University Epigenetic factors identified as key to preventing loss of wheat caused by rain and high humidity The global wheat industry sometimes loses as much as $1 billion a year because prolonged rainfall and high humidity contribute to grains germinating before they are fully mature. The result is both a lower yield of wheat and grains of inferior quality. This phenomenon, known as pre-harvest sprouting or PHS, has such important economic repercussions for farmers around the...

2013-10-08 23:33:48

Reliv’s emergence as nutritional epigenetics company promises new opportunities for expansion in the years to come. Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Reliv International, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELV), a maker of nutritional supplements that promote optimal health, today celebrated the 25th anniversary of first opening its doors on October 8, 1988. The company marked the occasion with a reception for employees at Reliv headquarters. Reliv had previously celebrated its 25th anniversary...

2013-10-07 13:18:53

This press release is in support of a presentation by Dr. Daniel van den Hove on Sunday Oct. 6 at the 26th ECNP Congress in Barcelona, Spain Increasing evidence suggests that epigenetic regulation is associated with the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and targeting it may one day lead to novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, research suggests. Scientists at The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, have been performing...

2013-10-01 23:20:16

The advent of next-generation sequencing in recent years has lead to a rapid, increased production of genetic and epigenetic data that can be used towards development of new diagnostics, treatments, and drugs. Epigentek, a leading company specializing in epigenetics, has developed a series of products specifically designed for optimal gathering of data in next-gen sequencing applications in a more convenient manner than currently used methods. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) October 01, 2013...