Latest Epigenetics Stories
Alzheimer's disease can reach epidemic range in the coming decades, by the increasing average age of society.
Obesity Shown to Have Harmful Effect on Important Gene; Exercise Prevents That, UVA Finds Charlotsville, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 Exercising during
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At a glance, DNA is a rather simple sequence of A, G, C, T bases, but once it is packaged by histone proteins into an amalgam called chromatin, a more complex picture emerges.
Why do metaphase chromosomes have their characteristic elongated cylindrical shape? The proposed solution is consistent with the structure of metaphase chromatin and with the nanomechanical properties of chromatin and chromosomes.
Findings by UC Riverside researchers could help build a new drug to kill the deadly parasite that is becoming resistant to existing drugs
Mothers get all the attention.
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.
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.
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.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.