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Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women

Tea consumption leads to epigenetic changes in women | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Epigenetic changes are chemical modifications that turn our genes off or on. In a new study, researchers show that tea consumption in women leads to epigenetic changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism.
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Polybius, The Legendary Video Game The Government Used To Brainwash You

Polybius, The Legendary Video Game The Government Used To Brainwash You | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
The twisted tale of Polybius, the world's most dangerous video game.
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Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations

Rachel Yehuda — How Trauma and Resilience Cross Generations | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Rachel Yehuda has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. But her science is a form of power for flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives.
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First evidence of how parents' lives could change children's DNA

First evidence of how parents' lives could change children's DNA | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
A process that wipes egg and sperm cells clean misses some genes out, explaining how your bad habits may affect the DNA of your children and grandchildren
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Salk scientists reveal epigenome maps of the human body’s major organs - Salk Institute - News Release

Salk scientists reveal epigenome maps of the human body’s major organs - Salk Institute - News Release | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Salk scientists reveal epigenome maps of the human body’s major organs
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Stress triggers key molecule to halt transcription of cell's genetic code

Stress triggers key molecule to halt transcription of cell's genetic code | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
If DNA is the cookbook of life, then RNA is the scratch paper where the cell writes down its favorite recipes. These recipes could make the pigments of your skin, the vehicles that carry oxygen through your veins, or the signaling molecules that keep cancer in check. Sometimes, when the cell's transcription ...
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Frontiers | What makes you think you are conscious? An agnosticist manifesto | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

The qualitative character of consciousness, its “what-it-is-likeness”, is a contested issue, both in philosophy and psychology. I argue that, rather than by conceptual analyses, the status of “what-it-is-likeness” has to be decided by empirical investigation. Pending the outcome, we should maintain an agnostic stance, in order to remove the bias in favor of fictionalism from our study of consciousness,. I illustrate this with the notion of “ownership unity”. People adhere to the belief of a single, unified self as the owner of their experiences, in spite of abundant dis-unities in the informational content of their experience. On one reading, this supports the notion that the unity of experience is no more than a convenient fiction, based on an illusory experience of unity. Cognitive neuroscience is slanted in favor of such understanding, insofar it emphasizes functional specialization and localization. To restore the balance, I present a complementary perspective: the view that the experience of unity is afforded by the intrinsic, multiscale brain dynamics. This approach offers a biological substrate for unity of experience as a regular scenario within certain boundary conditions, as well mechanisms that may let it go astray.
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▶ Epigenetics and the influence of our genes | Courtney Griffins | TEDxOU - YouTube

Because we want to understand what genes are required for blood vessel development, Courtney Griffin studies certain enzymes that help turn genes on and off....
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Telomere Changes Predict Cancer

Telomere Changes Predict Cancer | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
A distinct pattern in the changing length of blood telomeres, the protective end caps on our DNA strands, can predict cancer many years before actual diagnosis, according to a new study from Northwestern Medicine in collaboration with Harvard University.
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A Father’s War, A Son’s Toxic Inheritance

A Father’s War, A Son’s Toxic Inheritance | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Stephen Katz’s estranged father was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Now the Virginian-Pilot photographer wonders if that caused his own health problems.
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Genetics: New Insight into Inheritable Disease and Treatment | Acupuncture Integrated

Genetics: New Insight into Inheritable Disease and Treatment | Acupuncture Integrated | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
The mapping of the human genome has led to extensive research that has upended common assumptions about the genetic cause of disease.
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Genome Biology | Full text | DNA methylation and epigenomics: new technologies and emerging concepts

A report of the Keystone Symposia joint meetings on DNA Methylation and Epigenomics held in Keystone, Colorado, USA, 29 March to 3 April, 2015.
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How the maternal environment influences infants’ DNA: An author Q&A - On Biology

How the maternal environment influences infants’ DNA: An author Q&A - On Biology | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Recent work published in Genome Biology identifies a tumor suppressor gene as a human epiallele which responds to the environment, and suggests a mother’s nutrition in early pregnancy may affect DNA methylation in her child. Here, I asked co-authors of the research, Matt Silver from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and Noah Kessler from Baylor College of Medicine, more about their findings.
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Poor lifestyle choices can be passed onto future generations through DNA

Poor lifestyle choices can be passed onto future generations through DNA | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
New research has shown for the first time that traces of our poor lifestyles, environmental stressors and trauma can be passed down to future generations through our DNA, potentially making our children more prone to conditions such as mental...
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Introducing O-GlcNAc – The Latest Addition to the Orchestra of Epigenetic Modifications | What is Epigenetics?

Introducing O-GlcNAc – The Latest Addition to the Orchestra of Epigenetic Modifications | What is Epigenetics? | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
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Epigenetic changes in diabetes - Keating - 2013 - Clinical Genetics - Wiley Online Library

Epigenetic changes in diabetes - Keating - 2013 - Clinical Genetics - Wiley Online Library | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
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The Social Life of Genes

The Social Life of Genes | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Your DNA is not a blueprint. Day by day, week by week, your genes are in a conversation with your surroundings. Your neighbors, your family, your feelings of loneliness: They don't just get under your skin, they get into the control rooms of your cells. Inside the new social science of genetics.
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Researchers Identify Master Gene Regulator That Could Contribute to Schizophrenia

Researchers Identify Master Gene Regulator That Could Contribute to Schizophrenia | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Findings could point to a new target to treat schizophrenia.
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Consciousness explained.

Consciousness explained. | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
"Consciousness Explained" is a full-scale exploration of human consciousness. In this landmark book, Daniel Dennett refutes the traditional, commonsense theory of consciousness and presents a new model, based on a wealth of information from the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and artificial intelligence. Our current theories about conscious life—of people, animals, even robots—are transformed by the new perspectives found in this book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reser
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9 Ways to Skip the Pharmacy and Use Superfoods As Your Medicine » Page 2 of 3

9 Ways to Skip the Pharmacy and Use Superfoods As Your Medicine » Page 2 of 3 | cog neurosci, epigenetics | Scoop.it
Food is the most powerful medicine available to heal chronic disease. We call this nutrigenomics. Here are nine ways to make your grocery store a “farmacy”
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