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Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München shows changes in the immediate environment of DNA after the ovum and sperm fuse to form the zygote. The results suggest why all conceivable somatic cells can develop from the germ cells. The study has been published in the journal 'Genes and Development'. [More]
Researchers uncover how molecular switches control gene activity in human embryonic stem cells

Researchers uncover how molecular switches control gene activity in human embryonic stem cells

Researchers at the Babraham Institute have revealed a new understanding of the molecular switches that control gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. [More]
Researchers uncover new prognostic marker and possible therapeutic target for Ewing's sarcoma

Researchers uncover new prognostic marker and possible therapeutic target for Ewing's sarcoma

Researchers of the Sarcoma research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute, led by Dr. Òscar Martínez-Tirado, have first described the methylation profile of Ewing's sarcoma, a cancer of bone and soft tissues that mainly affects children and teenagers. [More]
Karolinska Institute biologist receives 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for excellence in diabetes research

Karolinska Institute biologist receives 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for excellence in diabetes research

Columbia University has awarded the 2016 Naomi Berrie Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diabetes Research to Peter Arner, MD, PhD, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, whose studies on the turnover of fat tissue in the human body has revealed processes that contribute to obesity and diabetes. [More]
Study reveals how tumor cells turn into cancer stem cells to renew outbreaks

Study reveals how tumor cells turn into cancer stem cells to renew outbreaks

An international study led by scientists from the Crick Institute in London and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem revealed a survival mechanism in cancer cells that allows the disease to erupt again even after aggressive treatment. [More]
Scientists map reorganization of genetic material in cells using 3-D imaging technique

Scientists map reorganization of genetic material in cells using 3-D imaging technique

Scientists have mapped the reorganization of genetic material that takes place when a stem cell matures into a nerve cell. [More]
Researchers identify pathway that helps cancer cells to aggressively spread in the brain

Researchers identify pathway that helps cancer cells to aggressively spread in the brain

Glioblastoma multiforme remains the most common and highly lethal brain cancer and is known for its ability to relapse. [More]
Deficiency of tumor suppressor gene may allow brain cancer cells to survive outside niches

Deficiency of tumor suppressor gene may allow brain cancer cells to survive outside niches

Astronauts survive in space by wearing high-tech space suits. But how do brain cancer cells thrive when they migrate to inhospitable sites within the brain? [More]
Researchers discover set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria

Researchers discover set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria

Houston Methodist researchers have discovered a set of immune proteins that facilitate long-lasting immunity against malaria. [More]
Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

Smoking causes added mutations in DNA of lung cells

A paper published today in Science shows that smoking tobacco causes added mutations in the DNA of lung cells and in the DNA of other cells in the body. This is the first study to show the process by which smoking causes these cancers. [More]
Research findings may lead to new treatment option for ovarian cancer

Research findings may lead to new treatment option for ovarian cancer

A new study has identified an effective combination therapy for treating ovarian cancer cells. [More]
New edition of Nurturing Natures gets right to the heart of children's emotional development

New edition of Nurturing Natures gets right to the heart of children's emotional development

This new edition of the bestselling text, Nurturing Natures, provides an indispensable synthesis of the latest scientific knowledge about children's emotional development. [More]
Episona unveils first innovative new male fertility test at ASRM 2016

Episona unveils first innovative new male fertility test at ASRM 2016

Episona Inc., an epigenetics data company focused on improving outcomes in reproductive health, announced today the launch of Seed, an innovative new male fertility test, at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Scientific Congress& Expo. [More]
Network of proteins linked to cancer may play vital role in male fertility

Network of proteins linked to cancer may play vital role in male fertility

Researchers studying reproductive science identified a network of proteins often linked to cancer as also important to male fertility and the birth of healthy offspring, according to a study in the Oct. 18 online issue of Cell Reports. [More]
Houston Methodist researcher receives $4 million to create triple negative breast cancer immunotherapy

Houston Methodist researcher receives $4 million to create triple negative breast cancer immunotherapy

Scientists at Houston Methodist received support from the U.S. Department of Defense to reprogram cancer patients' immune cells to attack triple negative breast cancer, the most lethal form of breast cancer. [More]
Researchers uncover how vitamins A and C act to modify epigenetic cell memory

Researchers uncover how vitamins A and C act to modify epigenetic cell memory

Vitamins A and C aren't just good for your health, they affect your DNA too. Researchers at the Babraham Institute and their international collaborators have discovered how vitamins A and C act to modify the epigenetic 'memory' held by cells; insight which is significant for regenerative medicine and our ability to reprogramme cells from one identity to another. [More]
HDAC inhibitors show potential to eliminate breast and ovarian cancer stem cells

HDAC inhibitors show potential to eliminate breast and ovarian cancer stem cells

A group of researchers, led by scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has shown that histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitors have the potential to eliminate stubborn reservoirs of breast and ovarian cancer stem cells (CSCs). [More]
Virtual Reality Initiative aims to provide emotional benefit to young cancer patients

Virtual Reality Initiative aims to provide emotional benefit to young cancer patients

The University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center has partnered with Springbok Cares to provide a unique Virtual Reality (VR) initiative for patients in the Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer program at USC. [More]
Duke researchers discover blood markers linked to drug-resistant tumor cells

Duke researchers discover blood markers linked to drug-resistant tumor cells

While searching for a non-invasive way to detect prostate cancer cells circulating in blood, Duke Cancer Institute researchers have identified some blood markers associated with tumor resistance to two common hormone therapies. [More]
Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers find switch that helps restore damaged axons

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into "repair" mode, a form that restores damaged axons. [More]
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