BioMed Central

How black truffles deal with the jumpers in their genome

The black truffle uses reversible epigenetic processes to regulate its genes, and adapt to changes in its surroundings. The 'methylome' - a picture of the genome regulation taking place in the truffle, is published in the ...

Jul 31, 2014
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Proteins used to map the aging process

Loss of muscle mass is not only associated with disease, such as HIV and cancer, but also with the normal aging process. Anabolic steroids are sometimes used to reverse loss of lean muscle tissue but they can have unwanted ...

Jun 19, 2011
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How does your whisky taste?

Manipulating people's senses with environmental triggers can have a significant effect on the taste of whisky. An experiment, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Flavour, reveals that particip ...

Oct 10, 2013
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Plain packaging reduces the appeal of smoking: study

While Australia has recently passed legislation to ban logos from cigarette packages and to make plain packaging mandatory, other countries are still considering whether or not to take similar measures. New research published ...

Sep 03, 2012
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A wine a day associated with lower risk of depression

Drinking wine in moderation may be associated with a lower risk of developing depression, according to research published in Biomed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine. The reported findings by the ...

Aug 30, 2013
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