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Researchers reverse the reproductive clock in mice.

The female biological clock is constantly ticking down with the quality of a woman’s eggs directly related to her ability to have a baby and her level of fertility. A … Continue Reading Researchers reverse the reproductive clock in mice.

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.

Researchers identify new enzyme critical to maintaining human telomere length.

Telomeres are repetitive nucleotide sequences located at the termini of chromosomes.  Telomere shortening in humans can induce cellular old-age, which blocks cell division. This mechanism prevents genomic instability and development … Continue Reading Researchers identify new enzyme critical to maintaining human telomere length.

First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic autoimmune diseases that affect as many as 1.6 million Americans. Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) have immune systems that attack their own … Continue Reading First comprehensive study of genetic risks for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in African-Americans performed.

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