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Researchers take another step towards using "reprogrammed" stem cells (iPS) to treat a metabolic liver disorder.Young, S., 2011.Scientific American; October 12th [online]
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 3902
Crowdsourced health research gets a boost by merging with personalized genomics company, 23andMe.Nature Medicine - Spoonfull of medicine blog, July 12, 2012. [online] ...
Section: Content | Category: Genomics & systems | Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2012 | Hits: 3640
What genomics, transcriptomics and systems biology of naked mole rats can teach us about longevity, cancer & more.Brown, D., 2011.Washington Post, October 12th, 2011 [online]
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 5104
Marsh, G. Oct 20, 2010.Scientific American [online]
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | Hits: 3140
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
... of the placenta during pregnancy. The research, which was performed in mice, indicates that a mother’s health, even before conception, may influence the health of her fetus, and opens questions on how a mother’s age may influence placental development. Egg’s epigenetic ‘blueprint’ important for placenta development in pregnancy Image adapted from ...
Section: Content | Category: News | Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2016 | Hits: 2808
Epigenetics, explained (from the BBC)Best video explanation we've seen of epigenetics and its implications for human health, outlined in simple, understandable terms. Epigenetics, explained (from the BBC) Best video explanation we've seen of epigenetics and its implications for human health, outlined in simple, understandable terms. ...
Section: Content | Category: General epigenetics | Date: Wednesday, 22 August 2012 | Hits: 11777
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
Watercress. Blueberries. Pomegranates. Few plant products have escaped being labelled as a 'superfood' in recent months. While scientific evidence points firmly towards the health benefits of a diet rich in fruit and veg, we're only just starting to understand how specific molecules in our food can influence [...] Pomegranate Watercress. Blueberries. ...
Section: Content | Category: Features | Date: Monday, 02 April 2007 | Hits: 28027
Cancer affects everyone: young or old, rich or poor. Well over a tenth of global deaths in the year 2000 were caused by malignant tumours. Even if you never get cancer, no doubt you know someone who has or will. A couple of years ago the World Health Organisation estimated that by 2020 cancer [...] Prostate cancer tissue (low-grade by Gleason ...
Section: Content | Category: In brief | Date: Thursday, 01 June 2006 | Hits: 15844
... Alexander Butlerov. In 1875, she became a member of the Russian Chemistry Society. During this period, Iulia made several important discoveries that established her as a leader in organic chemistry. Oil rush When Iulia contracted typhus in 1877, Sophia visited and nursed her back to health. That same year, Iulia’s father died, so she returned to Moscow ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Friday, 25 January 2013 | Hits: 5526
... ill health and bursts of energy. This complex interplay manifested itself as early as 1828, when Ada mixed romanticism with science to produce a design for a flying machine. Numerical advantage Despite her passion for mathematics and obscure learning, Ada was a “dainty” socialite. At court, she danced often and was able to charm many people, including ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Friday, 04 January 2013 | Hits: 10278
... her famous visit to the Royal Society, Margaret published a book that was more modest in tone and scope than her previous works. In it, she retracted some of her more extravagant claims. Lady Cavendish’s health deteriorated as a result of her acting as her own physician, and she died in 1673. She had been proud of her writing and unashamed of her lack ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Wednesday, 28 November 2012 | Hits: 46706
... and verbal abuse during demonstrations between 1906 and 1914, and nursing hunger strikers back to health under duress from the police and press. Over her lifetime, Hertha made substantial contributions to the understanding of the direct-current arc and patented several inventions. A sense of self When she was a teenager, Phoebe Sarah Marks (1854-1923), ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Monday, 18 March 2013 | Hits: 13526
... John Couch Adams to carry out his investigation which led to the discovery of Neptune.In 1835, along with the astronomer Caroline Herschel, Mary became the first female member of the Royal Astronomical Society. The government granted her a pension of 200 pounds per year, which was later raised to 300. La dolce vita With William in ill health, the ...
Section: Content | Category: Women in science | Date: Wednesday, 02 January 2013 | Hits: 10522