Epigenetics Could Explain Why COVID-19 Affects People Differently

The COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe in a matter of months, leaving devastating human health and economic consequences in its wake. From a viral point of view, this incredible success is the result of a careful balance between its deadliness and contagiousness.While the number of deaths is nearing the 300,000 mark as of May … Continue reading Epigenetics Could Explain Why COVID-19 Affects People Differently

Excess Stress Changes Marks on DNA and Could Epigenetically Harm Mental Health

An excess amount of the stress hormone, cortisol, in the body could impact epigenetic processes and boost one’s risk of experiencing psychological issues in the long run, reports a new study in Scientific Reports. People with anxiety, post-traumatic stress, depression and other stress-related disorders could be adjusting chemical tags on their DNA as a result of high … Continue reading Excess Stress Changes Marks on DNA and Could Epigenetically Harm Mental Health

A Heart Attack May Leave Long-Lasting Epigenetic Marks on DNA

A heart attack could leave behind more than just physical damage, according to a new study. Suffering from myocardial infarction, or a heart attack, may lead to the storage of epigenetic marks on certain genes. Researchers from Uppsala University reported in Human Molecular Genetics that an epigenetic “memory” of a heart attack may stick around on DNA … Continue reading A Heart Attack May Leave Long-Lasting Epigenetic Marks on DNA

Researchers Combine Epigenetics and Brain Imaging to Help Combat PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or intensely stressful event. PTSD can exert an enormous toll on an individual’s life, affecting their daily activities and relationships. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 7 or 8 of every 100 people will experience … Continue reading Researchers Combine Epigenetics and Brain Imaging to Help Combat PTSD

High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Obesity continues to be a rising problem in the US. It can result in a number of negative health effects that can shorten life expectancy like diabetes, hypertension, and can even alter the functionality of sperm in men. With fertility levels in recent decline for both women and men it’s important to understand all factors that contribute to healthy reproduction. … Continue reading High Sugar Diet May Epigenetically Affect Sperm Quality

Epigenetic Test Beats Pap & HPV for Detecting Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer used to be the number one cause of death in women about a hundred years ago. But thanks to advancements in medical science, this disease is almost preventable today. However, cervical cancer (CC) still claims the lives of over 4,000 women each year in the US.While Pap and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing have … Continue reading Epigenetic Test Beats Pap & HPV for Detecting Cervical Cancer

DNA Methylation Study Provides Insight for Treating Brain Cancer

Receiving the diagnosis of a brain cancer is undoubtedly disastrous news that nobody wants to hear for themselves or their loved ones. Although significant advances have been made to understand and treat many cancers, the mortality rate remains high for cancers of the brain.  New research, however, may be shedding light on one form of … Continue reading DNA Methylation Study Provides Insight for Treating Brain Cancer

DNA Hydroxymethylation Regulates Gene Expression of Cancer-Causing Epstein-Barr Virus

The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is one of the most common human viruses found all over the world. It spreads via bodily fluids, especially saliva, and causes what many may be familiar with – infectious mononucleosis, or mono. This virus, when in its latent form in humans, can also lead to cancer of the upper-throat, or … Continue reading DNA Hydroxymethylation Regulates Gene Expression of Cancer-Causing Epstein-Barr Virus

DR BRUCE LIPTON – CORONAVIRUS, EPIGENETICS & IMMUNE SYSTEM – MOST DANGEROUS PART OF COVID-19 IS FEAR

Dr. Bruce Lipton, American developmental biologist and expert in epigenetics. His pioneering research at Stanford University revealed that the environment controlled the physiology and behaviour of our cells. Dr. Lipton's books “The Biology of Belief”, “Spontaneous Evolution” and “The Honeymoon Effect” explain the mechanisms of consciousness and perceptions that control our health, genetics and the … Continue reading DR BRUCE LIPTON – CORONAVIRUS, EPIGENETICS & IMMUNE SYSTEM – MOST DANGEROUS PART OF COVID-19 IS FEAR

Exercise May Offset Drinking’s Harmful Epigenetic Effect on the Brain

Drinking alcohol on a regular basis, even in moderation, can cause damage to the brain. Physical activity, however, has been reported to protect cognitive function. So, could exercise counteract drinking’s harmful effects on the brain? In a recent study conducted at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY, a group of researchers decided to … Continue reading Exercise May Offset Drinking’s Harmful Epigenetic Effect on the Brain