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April 23, 2014

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1:58 PM | Epigenetics of a Certain Age
It’s my birthday.  I’m of a certain age.  My methylome is diminishing…and I’m taking it personally.  What can epigenetics tell me about halting this process?! There is some context to ageing.  As we age, our global methylation levels decrease.  Yet, gene promoter methylation increases, especially for genes involved in regulation of developmental patterns.  Ageing is like a slow version of carcingogenesis.  The biomarker patterns differ […]
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1:58 PM | Epigenetics of a Certain Age
It’s my birthday.  I’m of a certain age.  My methylome is diminishing…and I’m taking it personally.  What can epigenetics tell me about halting this process?! There is some context to ageing.  As we age, our global methylation levels decrease.  Yet, gene promoter methylation increases, especially for genes involved in regulation of developmental patterns.  Ageing is like a slow version of carcingogenesis.  The biomarker patterns differ […]

April 09, 2014

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1:07 PM | PressPac: Toward a faster, more accurate way to diagnose stroke
Here’s an item from this week’s PressPac that we thought you’d enjoy. The PressPac features summaries of articles appearing in our peer-reviewed journals and Chemical & Engineering News. To get the entire PressPac in your inbox, email us at newsroom@acs.org.When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly […]

March 31, 2014

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10:35 AM | Finding alien life is just a matter of time
Siamo soli nell’Universo? E’ una delle grandi domande a cui tenta di rispondere da sempre il genere umano. E più ne sappiamo e maggiore diventa la probabilità di credere che […]
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