A new study defines an epigenetic predisposition to suffer leukemia or lymphoma induced by the infection of the HTLV-1 virus

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

Human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) is an oncogenic virus that, among other diseases, causes adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATL) and tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP). These diseases...

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Discovery of Epigenetic Factors. Predicting the Severity of COVID-19

by Hospital Universitari de Bellvitge

​The COVID-19 disease due to infection by the SARS-CoV2 virus has changed the behavior patterns of humanity by becoming a pandemic of international scope. To date, more than 136 million people have ...

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Researchers develop an epigenetic clock that predicts the future clinical behavior of cancer patients

by Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica

Spanish investigators from the IDIBAPS-Hospital Clínic of Barcelona have led an international effort to develop an epigenetic clock that is able to trace the past proliferative history of cancer cell...

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CNIO researchers granted EU funds to study new treatment for childhood cancer

by CNIO - Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas

Óscar Fernández-Capetillo, Head of the Genomic Instability ​Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), has just received the European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept Gran...

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A study from IRB Barcelona describes the reaction mechanism of DNAzymes and opens new propsects in the field of biocatalysers

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Modesto Orozco’s lab (IRB Barcelona) has published a study on the reaction mechanism of DNAzymes in Nature Catalysis. DNAzymes, which are catalysers formed by DNA, have applications in biomedicine a...

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Dr. Santos writes a review about the genetic and epigenetic factors in irritable bowel syndrome

by Vall d’Hebron

The goal of the article was to review all the studies that have been conducted in the past 7 years in the field of the irritable bowel syndrome. This condition affects up to 20% of the western populat...

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