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Genetics

Human disease epigenomics 2.0

The study of how genes are regulated and how their regulation affects human disease has the potential to generate insights into mechanisms that aren't based on variation in DNA sequence, and could even show that temporally ...

Medical research

MicroRNAs contribute to hair loss and follicle regression

Up to 60% of men experience some degree of hair loss in their lifetime. However, despite its prevalence, efficient treatment for hair loss is lacking. One of the key distinguishing features of hair follicles in baldness-affected ...

Genetics

Team discovers key step in how taste buds regenerate

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered a key molecular pathway that aids in the renewal of taste buds, a finding that may help cancer patients suffering from an altered sense of ...

Genetics

Study highlights danger of vitamin B12 deficiency

Using roundworms, one of Earth's simplest animals, Rice University bioscientists have found the first direct link between a diet with too little vitamin B12 and an increased risk of infection by two potentially deadly pathogens.

Genetics

Study details a link between inflammation and cancer

A new study from MIT reveals one reason why people who suffer from chronic inflammatory diseases such as colitis have a higher risk of mutations that cause cancer. The researchers also found that exposure to DNA-damaging ...

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