Latest Methylation Stories
For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine.
Mixed lineage leukemias rely on epigenetic changes to grow and survive; new molecule shows promise for targeting these changes therapeutically BOSTON, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A difficult-to-treat form of childhood leukemia relies on changes in the structure of DNA - so-called epigenetic changes - to wreak genomic havoc within white blood cells, according to one of two studies conducted by a research team at Children's Hospital Boston and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Scientists at Fox Chase Cancer Center have discovered a new mechanism used by cells in the body to turn on silenced genes.
Using the latest gene sequencing tools to examine so-called epigenetic influences on the DNA makeup of colon cancer, a Johns Hopkins team says its results suggest cancer treatment might eventually be more tolerable and successful if therapies could focus on helping cancer cells get back to normal in addition to strategies for killing them.
Patented test could offer new tool for crime-scene investigation, personalized medicine.
Tokyo, June 24, 2011 - (JCN Newswire) - Researchers at RIKEN have uncovered a mechanism by which the effects of stress in the fly species Drosophila are inherited epigenetically over many generations through changes to the structure of chromatin, the material that makes up the cell nucleus.
GREEN BAY, Wis., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr.
As it turns out, humans aren't the only organisms that turn to caffeine for a pick-me-up.
Two promising new treatments to aid people with autism have shown effectiveness in pilot studies conducted by an Arizona State University professor and private researchers.
Until a decade, it was believed that differences between people were due solely to the existence of genetic changes, which are alterations in the sequence of our genes.
- An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
- A timorous, cowardly fellow.