Psychology & Psychiatry

Epigenetics contribute to male and female differences in fear memory

In a mouse model of traumatic memory, male mice recall fear-related memories better than female mice, according to a study in Biological Psychiatry. The difference between sexes was attributed to a gene important for creating ...

Neuroscience

Does our environment affect the genes in our brains?

Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that modifications in the structure of a specific gene have ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer therapies may trigger aging phenotypes in survivors

(HealthDay)—Cancer therapies have direct effects on telomere length, epigenetic modifications, and microRNA, which can mimic phenotypes of aging, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in ESMO Open.

Genetics

Important mechanism of epigenetic gene regulation identified

How can defective gene activity leading to cancerbe avoided? Researchers at the University of Zurich have now identified a mechanism by which cells pass on the regulation of genetic information through epigenetic modifications. ...

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