News tagged with genetic predisposition

The secret of DNA methylation

Methylation refers to a chemical modification of DNA and this modification can occur in millions of positions in the DNA sequence. Until now, scientists believed that this epigenetic phenomenon actively reduced the expression ...

Jun 18, 2013
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Cancer's many faces examined in new study

(Medical Xpress)—This year, according to the American Cancer Society, some 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women. Some of these patients will succumb to the disease, while ...

Jun 07, 2013
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How the brain influences our eating behaviour

Why do we overeat and consume more calories than we need? Is food our way of rewarding ourselves, and can stress make us want to eat more? These are just some of the questions a European food study aims to ...

May 06, 2013
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New genetic clues to breast and ovarian cancer

(Medical Xpress)—A major international study involving a Simon Fraser University scientist has found that sequence differences in a gene crucial to the maintenance of our chromosomes' integrity predispose us to certain ...

May 01, 2013
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