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Large-scale study shows that memory, epigenetics of a heart attack are stored in person’s genes.

Cardiovascular diseases are the leading causes of death worldwide and represent a substantial economic burden on public health care systems.  Now, a study from researchers at Uppsala University shows that … Continue Reading Large-scale study shows that memory, epigenetics of a heart attack are stored in person’s genes.

Trauma’s inherited epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors.

The children of traumatized people have long been known to be at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are very few opportunities to examine biologic alterations in … Continue Reading Trauma’s inherited epigenetic fingerprint observed in children of Holocaust survivors.

Large-scale study identifies new epigenetic subtypes of brain cancer.

Diffuse gliomas represent 80% of all malignant brain tumours. Adult diffuse gliomas are classified and graded according to histological criteria.  However, although histopathology classification is well established it suffers from unstandardized, … Continue Reading Large-scale study identifies new epigenetic subtypes of brain cancer.

Study shows most epigenetic changes happen in cocaine addiction during the periods of withdrawal.

One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdrawal and abstinence. Now, new research from McGill University and Bar Ilan University reveals … Continue Reading Study shows most epigenetic changes happen in cocaine addiction during the periods of withdrawal.

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