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The Physics of Epigenetics

Epigenetic regulation of gene expression involves silencing, i.e. a permanent and heritable inhibition of gene transcription (transciptional gene silencing) or translation (post-transcriptional gene silencing). The current paradigm is that gene silencing is achieved through chromatin condensation, in a so-called heterochromatinization process. 98 more words


Evolution's time problem - New ways of regulating existing genes

There are thousands of protein coding genes in our bodies, which must be used in the correct quantities at the correct time; think of it as a symphony which must coordinate all the different instruments and tunes – how do cells orchestrate such a thing? 1,621 more words


New member of our lab with new paper out - Stress Marker Signatures in Lesion Mimic Single and Double Mutants Identify a Crucial Leaf Age-Dependent Salicylic Acid Related Defense Signal

Text by Eve Kaurilind

I joined to Prof. Ülo Niinemets group three months ago. Previously I studied stomatal function and structure in response to light and elevated CO2 during my master and PhD thesis at University of Tartu. 564 more words

New Paper Published

How qualitative and quantitative features of component substances may define the mechanistic pathways of homeopathic remedies.


Much attention has been paid to identification of a single unifying mechanism that underpins the working of homeopathy. This prospect seems unlikely because of the wide range of properties of substances used to prepare homeopathic remedies. 1,485 more words


Most Accessed Article – “Tet-On Systems For Doxycycline-inducible Gene Expression"

Journal: Current Gene Therapy

Author(s): Atze T. Das, Liliane Tenenbaum and Ben Berkhout


The tetracycline-controlled Tet-Off and Tet-On gene expression systems are used to regulate the activity of genes in eukaryotic cells in diverse settings, varying from basic biological research to biotechnology and gene therapy applications. 145 more words

Bentham Science Publishers

Current State of Research on Biological Effects of Terahertz Radiation

Authors: Gerald J. Wilmink (gerald.wilmink@us.af.mil), Jessica E. Grundt

Dated: 2011

Source: Air Force Research Lab, Fort Sam Houston, USA

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Biological Effects