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Challenging popular beliefs about epigenetics

Medical Xpress | 
Dirk Schübeler and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) identify determinants that set epigenetic marks ...

Gene variant may be linked to better memory, protection against Alzheimer’s

Medical Xpress | 
People with a newly identified genetic variant perform better on certain types of memory tests, a discovery that may point ...

Single gene explains lower breast cancer rates in Latina women

Medical Xpress | 
An international research collaboration led by UC San Francisco researchers has identified a genetic variant common in Latina women that ...

Mobile chunks of DNA important for recent human evolution

Medical Xpress | 
Mobile pieces of DNA can jump around in the human genome and exert powerful regulatory effects on neighboring genes at ...

Role of epigenetics in blood formation revealed, with surprising results

Medical Xpress | 
The process of differentiation – in which a stem cell becomes a specialized mature blood cell – is controlled by ...

Research links genetics, child cognitive development and disorders

Medical Xpress | 
How genes affect intelligence is complicated. Multiple genes, many yet unknown, are thought to interact among themselves and with environmental ...

Mutation may be responsible for diabetes risk in Mexican population

Medical Xpress | 
A research team directed by Dr. Karol Estrada analyzed genetic sequencing of 8000 Mexicans and found a mutated gene related ...

How DNA withstands UV radiation

Medical Xpress | 
In the same week that the U.S. surgeon general issued a 101-page report about the dangers of skin cancer, researchers ...

Doctors seek genetics underlying spinal pain after injury

David Ellis | Medical Xpress | 
Pain researchers at the University of Adelaide have launched a new study to investigate the underlying reasons why some sufferers ...

Individual’s genetic info unique in another way: The shape of RNAs

Medical Xpress | 
The information contained within a messenger RNA (mRNA) transcript goes beyond the protein recipe embedded in its sequence. mRNAs consist ...

Nature vs. nurture affects how we age

Medical Xpress | 
What makes us age biologically? We have always been intrigued by this question. Yet, it remains a fundamental research challenge ...

Bone marrrow stem cells could repair neural damage in brain

Sandra Hutchinson | Medical Xpress | 
A scientist at Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is hoping to unlock the potential of stem cells as a way ...

Dad’s faulty genes and mom’s silent ones responsible in Prader-Willi Syndrome

Medical Xpress | 
Scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have reported a major breakthrough in understanding the molecular basis for Prader-Willi syndrome ...

Intermarriage families’ DNA identifies two intellectual disability genes

Medical Xpress | 
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health have discovered two new genes linked to intellectual disability, according to ...

Genes determine when and why rheumatoid arthritis is triggered

Jane Tadman | Medical Xpress | 
A new international study has revealed how genetics could explain why different environmental exposures can trigger the onset of different ...

Genetics plays a role in math anxiety

Medical Xpress | 
A new study of math anxiety shows how some people may be at greater risk to fear math not only ...

Scientists discover epigenetic mechanism linked to obesity-related disease

Medical Xpress | 
In one of the largest epigenome-wide association studies (EWAS) to date, published in The Lancet, scientists have identified a new ...

Discovery points to explanation for “missing” genetic risk

Medical Xpress | 
Susceptibility to common diseases is believed to arise through a combination of many common genetic variants that individually slightly increase ...

DNA can help guide your choice of life-saving drugs

Mark Derewicz | Medical Xpress | 
Put yourself in the shoes of a psychiatrist. You just diagnosed a person with schizophrenia, and you can prescribe any ...
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Genetics might explain preferences of heat or cold

La Monica Everett-Haynes | Medical Xpress | 
As half the country recovers from record low temperatures, scientists have found that genetics plays an important role in human ...

Gene therapy staunches hemophillia in test

Medical Xpress | 
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and the Medical College of Wisconsin found that a new kind of gene ...

Massive DNA study points to new heart drug targets and a key role for triglycerides

Medical Xpress | 
A global hunt for genes that influence heart disease risk has uncovered 157 changes in human DNA that alter the ...
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A clearer picture of the mind in real-time brain imaging

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Real time brain scans allowed subjects in a recent study to better control brain activity. Researchers hope this will lead ...

All happiness is not equal, at least when it comes to gene expression and stress

Medical Xpress | 
But if all happiness is created equal, and equally opposite to ill-being, then patterns of gene expression should be the ...

Scientists devise new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy

Medical Xpress | 
A new stem cell-based approach to studying epilepsy has yielded a surprising discovery about what causes one form of the ...

Researchers identify siRNA that might fight herpes

Medical Xpress | 
A molecule that could potentially be used to fight herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) has been discovered by Curtin University scientists ...

Mathematical models target disease with drugs chosen by your DNA

Medical Xpress | 
Medicines that are personally tailored to your DNA are becoming a reality, thanks to the work of U.S. and Chinese ...

Enhancer RNAs alter gene expression

Scott Lafee | Medical Xpress | 
The following is an excerpt. In a pair of distinct but complementary papers, researchers at the University of California, San ...
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