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Latest Epigenetics Stories

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

Calico cats are renowned and beloved for their funky orange and black patchwork or "tortoiseshell" fur. New research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has further linked this unique color pattern to X chromosome inactivation or "silencing."

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.

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.

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.

2014-02-05 23:27:30

Aid in Recovery, a full service drug and alcohol treatment center for substance abuse in South Florida, released a statement today commenting on a recent study involving an epigenetic drug.

Environment, Lifestyle Factors Determines Changes In Pain Sensitivity
2014-02-05 09:12:41

The way you react to pain keeps changing throughout your lifetime, influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, a new study carried out by researchers at King’s College London suggests.

DNA Methylation May Increase Cancer Risk As We Age
2014-02-04 05:01:25

Age-related changes in a biochemical process known as DNA methylation could be responsible for the increased risk of cancer in older men and women, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Carcinogenesis.

2014-01-28 12:29:40

-- Bird identified DNA regions where genes are activated, a fundamental contribution in the field of epigenetics, which studies how environmental factors influence diseases such as cancer

2014-01-27 04:21:37

DUBLIN, January 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/g3pk2m/epigenetics_drugs) has announced the addition of the "2013


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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