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Latest Epigenetics Stories

2013-12-11 11:44:15

Mothers get all the attention.

2013-12-09 10:40:53

A team of scientists at Johns Hopkins and in Texas has identified a handful of genetic mutations in black Americans, in addition to some chemical alterations affecting gene activity, which may help explain why the death rate among African-Americans from the most common form of head and neck cancer continues to hover some 18 percent higher above the death rate of whites with the same cancer.

2013-12-09 10:16:39

Certain genetic alterations to the PAX gene family may be responsible for survival disparities seen between African-American and non-Latino white men with head and neck cancer.

Mindfulness Meditation Found To Result In Gene Expression Changes
2013-12-08 06:55:02

While there have been multiple scientific studies providing evidence that meditation can have a positive influence on a person’s health, new research asuggests there may be an actual biological trigger for these therapeutic effects.

2013-11-27 23:27:06

Acquisition of lunasin technology triggers sales growth and increase in new distributorships CHESTERFIELD, MO (PRWEB) November 27, 2013 Reliv International,

2013-11-21 15:45:14

Researchers from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona, Spain, have studied the role of a peculiar class of small non-coding RNAs that are mainly expressed in the human male germline.

2013-11-21 13:11:59

Drugs that inhibit the activity of enzymes called histone deacetylases (HDACs) are being widely developed for treating cancer and other diseases, with two already on the market.

Promiscuous Female Mice Have Sexier Sons
2013-11-19 07:35:02

University of Utah biologists found that when mother mice compete socially for mates in a promiscuous environment, their sons play hard and die young: They attract more females by making more urinary pheromones, but smelling sexier shortens their lives.

2013-11-13 10:39:29

A study published this week in PLOS Medicine suggests that epigenetic modification of the HAND2 gene plays a critical role in the development of endometrial cancer.

2013-11-12 09:17:04

New human and animal research released today demonstrates how experiences impact genes that influence behavior and health.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.