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Latest Epigenetics Stories

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.

2013-11-04 16:27:55

Children of survivors of extremely stressful life events face adjustment challenges of their own, as has been most carefully studied among the children of Nazi Death Camp survivors.

Deleting One Gene In Fungus Reveals New Compounds With Antibiotic Potential
2013-11-01 08:42:09

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered that one gene in a common fungus acts as a master regulator, and deleting it has opened access to a wealth of new compounds that have never before been studied – with the potential to identify new antibiotics.

2013-10-28 23:25:57

‘Epigenetic superfood’ offers potential entrepreneurs a novel entry into the nutritional supplement market. Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) October 28, 2013

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

A range of examples suggests a lack of information about their fellows can favor cooperation and prevent conflict among animals — and even among genes

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


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onomatope
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