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Minkel, JR. Aug 9, 2010. How Acquired Diseases Become Hereditary Illnesses.Scientific American [online] ...
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 4164
Kat Arney helps you calculate how much booze your epigenome can handle. It’s hard to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing dire warnings that we are binge-drinking our way to a “health time bomb”, with alcohol fuelling the rise of liver disease, cancer, obesity and even [...] April 2008 Kat Arney helps you calculate how much booze your ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Tuesday, 01 April 2008 | Hits: 25822
By Dr Lindsey Goff Cancer is not just one disease with one cause. There are billions of cells in our body each home to a multitude of tightly-controlled biochemical activities. So there are numerous points where control can break down and cause cancer [...] A model of the histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzyme, the target of a new class of drugs By ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Tuesday, 01 August 2006 | Hits: 16570
Our genome, our DNA, has taken a central place in our daily life, whether we think about our health, our well-being and longevity, our susceptibility to disease, our aptitude for learning, and our adaptation and responses to diet, drugs and the environment. Yet despite having successfully sequenced the full human genome, it is not enough to make sense ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Tuesday, 03 May 2016 | Hits: 2338
Sarah Palin might be rather shocked to learn that she has thousands of genes in common with the fruit fly (watch video). Yet for this very reason flies are key to understanding human diseases like cancer. For more than half a century scientists have been using Drosophila melanogaster as a tool to [...] Research on the eyes of fruit flies reveals ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Monday, 02 February 2009 | Hits: 12386
Stefan Janusz reports on new ways of investigating embryo development. Stem cell therapy holds the key to regenerative medicine: replace defunct or diseased cells in an organ by injecting new cells derived from a continually replenishing source. This kind of therapy often relies on the [...] March 2010 Stefan Janusz reports on new ways of investigating ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Monday, 01 March 2010 | Hits: 11797
... root of many diseases cannot be explained solely by DNA mutation and have instead been associated with epigenetic changes [link]. There are far-reaching implications of epigenetic research for human biology and disease; in recent years, researchers have discovered that epigenetic mechanisms have a hand in diseases such as cancer (4), diabetes and obesity ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 | Hits: 34462
Published 27 July 2012 on CBS News Online, By Christopher Wanjek A group led by Randy Jirtle of Duke University demonstrated how mouse clones implanted as embryos in separate mothers will have radical differences in fur color, weight, and risk for chronic diseases depending on what that mother was fed during pregnancy.But what still is missing, is an ...
Section: Content | Category: Other | Date: Thursday, 02 August 2012 | Hits: 4067
How did the media do in covering news that a new drug appeared to halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for up to three years – a result never achieved before – but only in a handful of patients...? Alzheimer’s drug puts journalists’ judgment to test, published on the blog of Association of healthcare journalists - Jul. 19th, 2012 by Judith Graham ...
Section: Content | Category: Media covering science | Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | Hits: 4143
... including a discussion of research on epigenetic basis of disease using twins. Wonderful illustrative analogies of epigenetics are included. [online] ...
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 8428
... Some of the changes that occur during ageing or in disease are now recognised as being epigenetic. The study of epigenetics includes both cell-to-cell transmission of epigenetic variants during an individual’s lifetime and trans-generational inheritance (1). Epigenetic mechanisms also explain the differential treatment of identical DNA sequences in ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Tuesday, 05 March 2013 | Hits: 15327
... for example you could take some skin cells of a patient who suffered heart-failure, force them to de-differentiate in the dish and then let them re-differentiate, still in the dish, to heart cells and put them back in the diseased heart of the patient. Such manipulation of cell identity for therapeutic purposes is one of the far-reaching practical applications ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Friday, 09 November 2012 | Hits: 2454
... biochemistry which won them a Nobel Prize and greatly advanced understanding of diabetes and other metabolic diseases. The scientific establishment tried to keep Gerty in the shadow of her husband, but her determination and his support mean that she is rightly remembered as a pioneering researcher in her own right. Medical ambition Gerty Theresa Radnitz ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Monday, 22 April 2013 | Hits: 5035
... these cells may need to be further confirmed using other cell lines closer to the somatic cells, such as primary lines, in order to better understand and fight diseases such as cancer. Answered by: David Sitbon, Ph.D. Student, Unit "Nuclear Dynamics" UMR3664 CNRS/Institut Curie ...
Section: Content | Category: FAQ common | Date: Monday, 23 March 2015 | Hits: 13301