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Latest Methylation Stories

2014-07-11 10:58:16

When a pregnant mother is undernourished, her child is at a greater than average risk of developing obesity and type 2 diabetes, in part due to so-called 'epigenetic' effects.

2014-05-29 10:36:33

Disturbed patterns of blood flow induce lasting epigenetic changes to genes in the cells that line blood vessels, and those changes contribute to atherosclerosis.

2014-04-11 10:21:24

A tumor-suppressing protein acts as a dimmer switch to dial down gene expression.

2014-04-10 14:53:02

In 10% of human tumors there is a family history of hereditary disease associated with mutations in identified genes.

2014-04-08 11:51:42

From time to time, living cells will accidentally make an extra copy of a gene during the normal replication process.

2014-04-04 23:35:33

Xtalks presents an informative webinar that will examine the development of flexible targeted bisulfite sequencing tool and how it has been applied in methylation research, on Tuesday, April 29,

2014-04-01 15:23:26

It's not a hair-brained idea: A new research report appearing in the April 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal explains why people with a rare balding condition called "atrichia with papular lesions" lose their hair, and it identifies a strategy for reversing this hair loss.

2014-02-07 23:04:16

Xtalks presents a new and informative webinar that focuses on epigenetics research to understand DNA methylation changes that occur within lineage-specific and cancer-specific chromatin states.

Environment, Lifestyle Factors Determines Changes In Pain Sensitivity
2014-02-05 09:12:41

The way you react to pain keeps changing throughout your lifetime, influenced by lifestyle and environmental factors, a new study carried out by researchers at King’s College London suggests.

DNA Methylation May Increase Cancer Risk As We Age
2014-02-04 05:01:25

Age-related changes in a biochemical process known as DNA methylation could be responsible for the increased risk of cancer in older men and women, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the journal Carcinogenesis.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.