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Latest Methylation Stories

2011-01-03 08:24:20

New insight into the biology of many kinds of less aggressive but lethal brain tumors, or gliomas, opens up a wide variety of possibilities for new therapies, according to this study.

2010-12-31 12:21:01

Many mechanisms change the activity of genes.

2010-12-23 17:18:28

People with higher levels of folate in their red blood cells were more likely to have two tumor-suppressing genes shut down by methylation, a chemical off switch for genes.

2010-12-16 13:18:15

A newly published insight into the biology of many kinds of less-aggressive but still lethal brain tumors, or gliomas, opens up a wide array of possibilities for new therapies.

2010-12-14 14:55:49

Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among gynecological cancers.

2010-12-14 14:36:37

There are many mechanisms that alter the activity of genes – direct changes to the DNA code like mutations and deletions, or changes that control when genes are switched on and off, called epigenetic means.

2010-12-13 13:46:28

Researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago have developed a method for labeling and mapping a "sixth nucleotide," whose biological role scientists are only beginning to explore.

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2010-11-11 10:32:03

Scientists have observed, for the first time, an intermediate stage in the chemical process that repairs DNA methylation damage and regulates many important biological functions that impact health conditions such as obesity, cancer and diabetes.

2010-11-10 12:42:26

DNA methylation plays an important role in many processes such as animal development, X-chromosome inactivation, and carcinogenesis.

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2010-11-03 12:12:00

It is hard to believe that they belong to the same species: The large, long-lived queen bee is busy producing offspring throughout her lifetime.


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  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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