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Specific regions of silenced DNA help define cell's identity, study suggests

Oct 16, 2017
Source: @DailyCupofYoga

A new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania suggests that the ability of a stem cell to differentiate into cardiac muscle (and by extension other cell types) depends on what portions of the genome are available ...


Salk scientists receive $2.5 million funding to conduct pancreatic cancer clinical study

Oct 15, 2017
Source: @DailyCupofYoga

Salk Professor and HHMI Investigator Ronald Evans has been awarded $2.5 million by Stand Up 2 Cancer (SU2C) as part of a multi-institution team to conduct clinical studies to open up a new avenue for immunotherapy in the treatment of pancreatic cance...


New study uncovers 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants for restless legs syndrome

Oct 15, 2017
Source: @DailyCupofYoga

A new study into the genetics underlying restless legs syndrome has identified 13 previously-unknown genetic risk variants, while helping inform potential new treatment options for the condition. Rest and inactivity provoke the symptoms, whereas mov...


Being Overweight Is Linked To Increased Cancer Risk

Oct 15, 2017
Source: @DailyCupofYoga

As many as forty percent of all cancers in the United States (630,000 cases) are linked to excess weight according to a recent report issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Disproportionately, these weight-associated ca...


New study examines link between sleep and weight management

Oct 14, 2017
Source: @DailyCupofYoga

In a first-of-its-kind, the experimental research will look at the link between sleep duration and appetite - and whether one extra hour could lead to better weight management. Dr Iuliana Hartescu, who is overseeing the project, titled Sleep extensi...


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