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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.

Researchers image the epigenetics of the human brain for the first time ever.

Epigenetic dysfunction is implicated in many neurological and psychiatric diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Consequently, histone deacetylases (HDACs) are being aggressively pursued as therapeutic targets. However, a fundamental knowledge … Continue Reading Researchers image the epigenetics of the human brain for the first time ever.

Neuroimaging shows genetics and environment affect different regions of brain.

It is known that glucose is an essential fuel for brain energy metabolism as well as oxygen.  Functional activation of neurons is normally associated with increases in the local cerebral … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows genetics and environment affect different regions of brain.

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.

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