Sperm from malnourished males transmits information that negatively affects the genetic expression of their offspring

DNA has long been considered the roadmap to our destiny, the final determinant in our disease risk and longevity. We are told repeatedly that our health is inherited, that our life is already determined by our father and mother’s DNA. While the DNA provides a template, it is not the final arbiter over our health. … Continue reading Sperm from malnourished males transmits information that negatively affects the genetic expression of their offspring

STUDY: Long term mask use breeds microbes that infiltrate the lungs and contribute to advanced stage lung cancer

A new study finds that cultivation and enrichment of microbes on the face can infiltrate the lungs through unconscious aspirations and cause inflammatory responses and advanced stage lung cancer. The nose and the mouth were designed to take in oxygen without strain, uninhibited. The oxygen travels down the trachea and splits off into two tubes called the … Continue reading STUDY: Long term mask use breeds microbes that infiltrate the lungs and contribute to advanced stage lung 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

Bisphenol A Can Reprogram Liver’s Epigenome and Result in Disease in Rats

There has been growing literature that suggests how environmental chemical exposure can lead to birth defects but the majority of the studies are association based. A fraction of those studies have shown how ambient chemical exposure affects insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism1  or affecting gut-microbiota2. But how early life chemical exposure can affect epigenetics—or change the epigenome … Continue reading Bisphenol A Can Reprogram Liver’s Epigenome and Result in Disease in Rats

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

Pandemic-Related Lifestyle Changes Could Affect the Epigenetic Regulation of Your Skin

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the entire world, and many countries have been devastated by the fallout. As this virus swept the world, it has not only changed many aspects of the global economy but also has transformed the way we live our everyday lives. The skin is one of the major body parts that have been impacted by the … Continue reading Pandemic-Related Lifestyle Changes Could Affect the Epigenetic Regulation of Your Skin

Low-Cal Diet Could Change Epigenetic Patterns in Obesity-Related Disease

Obesity is a disease characterized by excessive body fat. It can be caused by environment, a person’s early-life nutrition, and it can even be a result of their parent’s diet. Obesity is so dangerous because associated with many diseases such as hypertension, type-2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. How does extra weight cause so many different problems? Many studies … Continue reading Low-Cal Diet Could Change Epigenetic Patterns in Obesity-Related Disease

Bolstering Your Defenses Against COVID-19: An “Epigenetic” Diet

The recent COVID-19 pandemic is caused by SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2), a novel betacoronavirus. It was first recognized in the beginning of 2020 as a new member of the same coronavirus family that caused SARS and MERS. So far there is no vaccine or effective drugs that can be used for prevention … Continue reading Bolstering Your Defenses Against COVID-19: An “Epigenetic” Diet

Vaccine Targets Viral Epigenetic Modification, Could Prevent Respiratory Infection

As COVID-19 is proving to the world, viruses are powerful biological agents, capable of rapidly effecting massive damage and fatality. And yet, they’re so simple: a virus is merely comprised of pieces of genetic material—either RNA or DNA—wrapped in a protein envelope, which is known as a “capsid.”But coronaviruses are not the only type of virus out … Continue reading Vaccine Targets Viral Epigenetic Modification, Could Prevent Respiratory Infection

A Look Into the Epigenetics of a Coronavirus Infection

Emerging viral infections pose a major threat to global public health. In the last two decades, the world has dealt with several fatal outbreaks from the Swine Flu to Ebola to Zika infections and more. The latest to appear is COVID-19, which emerged in December in Wuhan, China and spread quickly around the globe. Although … Continue reading A Look Into the Epigenetics of a Coronavirus Infection