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Meditation and yoga can 'reverse' DNA reactions which cause stress
Mind-body interventions (MBIs) such as meditation, yoga and Tai Chi don't simply relax us; they can 'reverse' the molecular reactions in our DNA which cause ill-health and depression, according to a study.
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A new way to slow cancer cell growth

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A new way to slow cancer cell growth
Researchers have identified a new way to potentially slow the fast-growing cells that characterize all types of cancer. By removing a specific protein from cells, they were able to slow the cell cycle, which is out of control in cancer. The findings were made in kidney and cervical cancer cells and are a long way from being applied in people, but could be the basis of a treatment option in the future.
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| Categories: | Tags: Cancer, Oncology, Tudor-SN, Genetics, Gene Expression, CRISPR/Cas9, Genome Modification, Genetic Engineering | Comments: (0) | View Count: (952)
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An epigenetic clock controls aging

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An epigenetic clock controls aging
We are accustomed to treating aging as a set of things that go wrong with the body. But for more than twenty years, there has been accumulating evidence that much of the process takes place under genetic control.
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| Categories: | Tags: Senescence, Programmed aging, Epigenetic, Evolution, Life history, Gene expression | Comments: (0) | View Count: (922)