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Tea consumption leads to 'positive' epigenetic changes

The consumption of tea may lead to beneficial changes in women, according to a new study. This relates to epigenetics and the genes that appear to turn cancer 'on and off'.

HIV causes premature ageing by 5 years

New research into the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has discovered that an infection with the virus causes a person to prematurely age. The total effect is that ageing accelerates by around five years.

The food we eat influences our genes

A new study suggests human genes are influenced by the food that is eaten. This is based on a microbiological study, examining genetics and metabolism.

Review: 'Biohistory — Decline and Fall of the West'

Author Dr. Jim Penman PhD discusses the future of western civilization in his new book – turns out, the future for many of us isn't pretty, and the content within 'Biohistory: Decline and Fall of the West' let's us in on the reason why.

Old cancer drug could fight other forms of cancer

A cancer drug that has been used for several decades to treat leukemia may have other uses — fighting other forms of cancer, according to a new study.

Genes and environment link up to trigger diabetes

A new study into lean and obese mice and humans has unearthed the combined influence of both genetics and the environment upon the risk of developing diabetes.

Start exercising! It can even change your genes!

Exercise certainly makes us healthier, but a new study gives us a clue as to exactly how this process makes us healthier and in fact, changes our genes.

Mother’s diet can influence obesity in her young

Ramat Gan - By studying rats, researchers have unearthed an epigenetic link between a mother's diet and an offspring's risk of future obesity. This link relates to the blocked expression of a gene which goes onto trigger overeating.

Epigenetic patterns found with people who have Alzheimer’s

People with the neurodegenerative disease Alzheimer's are more likely to have certain epigenetic patterns than those without, according to a new study.

Sperm can show signs of a mother’s stress

Cambridge - Scientists report that mice that are malnourished while pregnant can pass down genetic markers of such stress to their sons’ sperm.

Age is the main determinant of breast cancer

According to a recent study, age is a key risk factor for breast cancer. The study has looked at the connection between cancer and the aging process and has found that DNA alterations contribute to age-related increases in breast cancer risk.

How exercise alters DNA uncovered

We know exercise is good for weight loss, but now researchers know even more about how it alters DNA to stave off obesity by changing the way we store fat.

First study shows small doses of exercise changes gene expression

For the first time researchers have mapped what happens to our genes with just a little exercise. Scientists have discovered small doses of exercise changes our innate DNA related to fat storage to help fight obesity and type-2 diabetes.

30,000-year-old bison bone DNA yields new clues about evolution

Adelaide - Thirty-thousand-year-old late Pleistocene bison bones discovered in permafrost at a Canadian goldmine have provided scientists the opportunity to establish means for determining how animals adapt to rapid environment change.

Scientists discover how we pass on DNA changes caused by stress

Scientists have theorized the effects of stress could be passed to future generations through changes in gene expression that leave basic DNA structures intact. A new study has revealed an underlying, molecular-level cause operating within stressed cells.

Vegetables in the diet have epigenetic effect to fight cancer

Scientists say compounds in vegetables can prevent and even reverse cancer, in what they call an 'epigenetics' diet. The researchers say the diet is easily attainable and can prevent aging related diseases and lead to healthier lives.

Epigenetics: A possible ‘off switch’ for diseases

Epigenetics is the study of alterations to genes not related to gene sequence. Epigenetic markers, which are gene functions which can be switched off and on, are now being seen as the potential fix for a range of diseases.
 

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