Demethylating Agent May Boost Chemotherapy Effectiveness for Specific Type of Childhood Leukemia

Fifty years ago, a child diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of pediatric cancer, had little to no chance of survival. Today, those odds have increased dramatically thanks to tremendous advances in chemotherapy and other treatments. Cure rates for this type of leukemia can reach as high as 90 percent. Yet, there is … Continue reading Demethylating Agent May Boost Chemotherapy Effectiveness for Specific Type of Childhood Leukemia

Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Study Supports HDAC Inhibitor as Possible Lung Cancer Treatment

A person’s genetic code can contribute to their risk for developing non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which accounts for about 85% of lung cancers. Epigenetics, the study of chemical tags that impact gene expression without altering the genetic sequence, is shown to also profoundly influence the development of cancer. In a study by Asan Medical Center researchers … Continue reading Chromatin Immunoprecipitation Study Supports HDAC Inhibitor as Possible Lung Cancer Treatment

HDAC Inhibitor Could Sharpen Memory and Treat Cancer

New research has found that a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor drug used to treat cancer could also help sharpen memory and improve one’s ability to learn a new language. It could even help rewire the brain and sustain neurons which could be of benefit to those suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia. Researchers from Rutgers published a study … Continue reading HDAC Inhibitor Could Sharpen Memory and Treat Cancer

Down a Path of Epigenetic Destruction: Smoking Cigarettes Adjusts Critical Marks on DNA

You can now add “harmful changes to your DNA” to the long list of reasons to quit smoking cigarettes, along with lung cancer, coronary heart disease, increased risk of death, stroke, chronic lung disease, decreased immune function, infertility, and the fact that smoking harms nearly every organ in the body. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer … Continue reading Down a Path of Epigenetic Destruction: Smoking Cigarettes Adjusts Critical Marks on DNA

Jumping Enzyme Discovered in Nucleus Influences Epigenetic Regulation

A study led by a team of researchers at the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta sheds light on a new, interesting way metabolism is connected to DNA regulation. The discovery may add an important piece to the puzzle in scientists’ quest to understand diseases and their epigenetic basis. One such … Continue reading Jumping Enzyme Discovered in Nucleus Influences Epigenetic Regulation

Smoking Cigarettes Stamps Harmful Epigenetic Fingerprint on DNA

Not only does cigarette smoke severely harm the body, it also leaves behind long-lasting damage on DNA, according to a recent study. An unwanted surplus of chemical marks are added to specific spots on the genome of a smoker, which may give rise to diseases such as a cancer, cardiovascular and lung disorders, and osteoporosis. … Continue reading Smoking Cigarettes Stamps Harmful Epigenetic Fingerprint on DNA

Data audit shows devastating effects of UK lockdown

A recent data audit revealed an increase in deaths, rates of depression and anxiety, hotline calls for domestic abuse and the number of postponed treatments in the U.K. after it went on lockdown early this year. Local media outlet the Daily Mail collated data from over 130 studies conducted by academic and government institutions and charities to arrive at these … Continue reading Data audit shows devastating effects of UK lockdown

Stopping 5G rollout will protect the public from harmful radiation that can cause CANCER and DNA DAMAGE

Earlier this month, much of the focus during the unveiling of Apple’s new iPhone 12 was on its 5G capability. Promising dizzying speeds and higher-quality streaming, they assured the public that 5G is the way of the future. Wireless carriers wasted no time getting in on the act, offering incredible promotions on the handsets in … Continue reading Stopping 5G rollout will protect the public from harmful radiation that can cause CANCER and DNA DAMAGE

Some physicians refuse to promote healthy lifestyle changes in order to avoid stressing cancer survivors, reveals shocking study

A recent study published in the journal Cancer found that some physicians fail to encourage cancer survivors to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Researchers from Northwestern University, Howard University and the University of Miami say that cancer specialists are afraid of overwhelming and distressing cancer survivors even though they know that their patients need to make healthy lifestyle changes even after they’ve beaten cancer. Cancer specialists not promoting healthy lifestyle Cancer … Continue reading Some physicians refuse to promote healthy lifestyle changes in order to avoid stressing cancer survivors, reveals shocking study

157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers

In a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, a group of researchers identified 157 microorganisms that may be essential for a healthy gut. These organisms form a “baseline biome” that may hint at what a normal human microbiome looks like. According to co-author Keith Crandall of George Washington University (GWU) this baseline microbial list, which they called GutFeelingKB, provides preliminary data that may be useful for future … Continue reading 157 Organisms form the “baseline biome” of a healthy gut, say researchers