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2013-06-06 20:02:51

Human Argonautes (hAgo), are key proteins involved in a process known as RNA interference.

2012-06-27 14:24:19

Organisms employ a fascinating array of strategies to identify and restrain invasive pieces of foreign DNA, such as those introduced by viruses.

2012-06-21 23:41:05

Researchers at the Whitehead Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center have defined and analyzed the crystal structure of a yeast Argonaute protein bound to RNA.

2012-02-02 19:00:39

Small RNA-based nucleic acid drugs represent a promising new class of therapeutic agents for silencing abnormal or overactive disease-causing genes, and researchers have discovered new mechanisms by which RNA drugs can control gene activity.

2011-05-16 17:37:19

Research on controlling the stem cells of plants could eventually lead to learning how to make them produce more fruit, seed and leaves.

2010-05-27 07:50:00

In a major cancer-research breakthrough, researchers at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the normal expression of genes – including those that are active in cancer.

2010-02-01 18:05:45

Johns Hopkins scientists believe they may have figured out how genetic snippets called microRNAs are able to shut down the production of some proteins.

2010-01-11 07:36:49

Regulating protein levels is key to biomedical research in humans and model organisms.

2010-01-04 13:19:53

A team of scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has determined a hierarchical set of criteria that explain how the molecular precursors of gene-regulating small RNAs are sorted by the cellular machinery.

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2009-10-13 09:14:18

Berkeley Researchers Get First Look at Gene-Silencing Human RISC-Loading Complex.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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