Immunology

How tiny changes help T cells to survive

The research group led by immunologists Vigo Heissmeyer and Taku Ito-Kureha of LMU and Helmholtz Munich has revealed the essential function of m6A modifications in T cells.

Medical research

Team uses MRI to image epigenetics in the brain

A multidisciplinary team at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has devised a new approach to 3D imaging that captures DNA methylation, a key epigenetic change associated with learning in the brain. The scientists ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Placenta may hold clues for early autism diagnosis and intervention

New UC Davis MIND Institute research has identified a novel human gene linked to fetal brain development and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The discovery also links the gene to the mother's early prenatal vitamin use and ...

Medications

Drug modifies epigenome in aggressive brain tumors

A folic acid-like drug, L-methylfolate, when administered alongside the standard therapy for patients with recurrent glioblastoma, changed a DNA process within their brain tumors, according to results from a phase 1 clinical ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists gain new understanding of how brain cells talk

Experts from the University of Nottingham have discovered that reversing the modification of molecular messages at synapses in the human brain, may contribute to reversible mental health conditions such as anxiety, and memory ...

Oncology & Cancer

Genetic and epigenetic 'origin story' of pediatric liver cancer

Researchers at Hiroshima University have analyzed the molecular findings of almost 160 pediatric liver cancer cases and discovered molecular markers that should help to understand and treat the considerable variation in prognoses.

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