The Epigenetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) comprises of a range of neurodevelopmental disorders characterised by social/communication deficits as well as repetitive/restrictive interests or behaviours. Currently, the exact causes of ASD symptomology is far from being understood. This is, in part, due to the complex and multifactorial nature of the disorder. Despite such complexities significant progress to understanding the … Continue reading The Epigenetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Epigenetic Marks in Blood May Help Detect Early Alzheimer’s

Late onset Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of the disease, which affects over 35 million people around the world with crippling dementia. Recent evidence suggests that early intervention can help slow down the memory loss—one of Alzheimer’s hallmark symptoms. Earlier intervention can occur with earlier detection, and so researchers have been focusing on … Continue reading Epigenetic Marks in Blood May Help Detect Early Alzheimer’s

Mitochondrial DNA Methylation Gives Clues to Insulin Response in Pre-Diabetics

What if those who are resistant to insulin but don’t have diabetes could help prevent themselves and others from developing the disease? Researchers from Virginia Tech have discovered a biomarker in those who are pre-diabetic that could prevent them and potentially others from getting type 2 diabetes. The researchers uncovered that pre-diabetics, or people who … Continue reading Mitochondrial DNA Methylation Gives Clues to Insulin Response in Pre-Diabetics

Could a New Epigenetic Blood Test Predict Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease characterized by the body’s inability to properly use insulin and it affects over 29 million Americans. With new epigenetic research, however, the disease may be mitigated with a simple blood test that offers early knowledge and the possibility for pre-emptive lifestyle management. Lund University researchers in Sweden published their study in Nature Communications, … Continue reading Could a New Epigenetic Blood Test Predict Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?

Epigenetic Marks Found In Blood Test Could Help Save Diabetics

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic illness in which a person’s body cannot produce enough insulin to process blood sugar in a healthy way. It affects millions of people all over the world, and it can be a debilitating and even deadly disease if not properly managed. The inability to metabolize glucose can lead to … Continue reading Epigenetic Marks Found In Blood Test Could Help Save Diabetics

A Mother’s Behavior Could Epigenetically Impact Infant Oxytocin Levels

“Nature vs. nurture” is an argument as old as time, and understanding how “nature” is expressed and how “nurture” carries lasting effects in individuals is important in determining health outcomes later in life, especially when it comes to the bond shared between a mother and her child. As we know, when a mother breastfeeds her child, she … Continue reading A Mother’s Behavior Could Epigenetically Impact Infant Oxytocin Levels

Moms Exposed to Lead May Impact DNA Methylation of Her Children and Grandchildren

Evidence supporting multigenerational epigenetic inheritance continues to mount as a group of researchers discover that mothers who have a significant amount of lead present in their blood can epigenetically impact not only their unborn children, but their grandchildren as well. The study was published in Scientific Reports. It is well known that children in the womb … Continue reading Moms Exposed to Lead May Impact DNA Methylation of Her Children and Grandchildren

Poor Socioeconomic Status May Leave Epigenetic Mark on Gene Linked to Depression

Could there be connections between socio-economic status, epigenetics, and one’s likelihood of developing depression? Previous and current research has long revealed a relationship between poverty and depression, and now new research suggests that there could be an underlying epigenetic influence. This new finding may help mediate the association between lower socioeconomic status and the risk of … Continue reading Poor Socioeconomic Status May Leave Epigenetic Mark on Gene Linked to Depression

Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark

Air pollution is not only a significant threat to our environment, but also to our health. Ranging from vehicles to industrial facilities, common sources of air pollution are all around us. These pollutants are linked to serious health issues, such as respiratory disease, impaired lung function, asthma, cancer, chronic bronchitis, and increased morbidity. According to … Continue reading Air Pollution Found to Alter Important Epigenetic Mark

Homeopathy New Evidence – ‘Informative water structures in diseases’ (Prof. Luc Montagnier)

Professor Luc Montagnier discusses ‘Informative water structures in diseases: from quantum physics to Homeopathy’ during the ‘New Horizons in Water Science – Evidence for Homeopathy’ at 1 Wimpole Street, home of the Royal Society of Medicine in London. Prof. Montagnier has spent most of his scientific career in the study of viruses associated with chronic … Continue reading Homeopathy New Evidence – ‘Informative water structures in diseases’ (Prof. Luc Montagnier)