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Latest Epigenetics Stories

Endometriosis Cause And Development Linked To Unstudied Genes
2014-03-10 08:18:00

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.

Delivery Of Genomic Building Blocks Controlled By Enzyme
2014-03-07 10:14:25

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

2014-02-28 12:27:28

World-Renowned Molecular Biologist and New Director of Research, Chief Scientific Officer Dr.

2014-02-25 13:58:56

Cells in our body are constantly dividing to maintain our body functions.

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.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.