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Researchers who have been working for nearly a decade to piece together the process by which an enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA have finally witnessed the entire process in full detail in the laboratory.
In a new paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD, the Sarah Graham Kenan Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics in the UNC School of Medicine, and his colleagues have taken an important step in understanding the underlying molecular signals that influence a broad array of biological processes ranging from the sleep-wake cycle to cancer growth and development.
Disrupting the body's time-keeping system, the circadian clock, may help slow cancer growth, U.S.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that disruption of the circadian clock â€“ the internal time-keeping mechanism that keeps the body running on a 24-hour cycle â€“ can slow the progression of cancer.
For years, research has hinted that the time of day that cancer patients receive chemotherapy can impact their chances of survival. But the lack of a clear scientific explanation for this finding has kept clinicians from considering timing as a factor in treatment.
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