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First 3D Pictures Of Chromosome Structure Revealed
2013-09-25 15:40:45

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council A new method for visualizing chromosomes is painting a truer picture of their shape, which is rarely like the X-shaped blob of DNA most of us are familiar with. Scientists at the BBSRC-funded Babraham Institute, working with the University of Cambridge and the Weizmann Institute, have produced beautiful 3D models that more accurately show their complex shape and the way DNA within them folds up. The X-shape, often used to...

2012-06-11 14:00:30

Scientists at the Babraham Institute have gained a new understanding of how the growth of the placenta is regulated before birth, which has important implications for a healthy pregnancy. The research, published today (10 June) in the journal Nature Cell Biology shows that the controlled release of a specific molecule, called miR-675, slows down growth of the placenta before birth. RNA molecules are best known as the intermediary between the cell's DNA and the making of proteins necessary...

2009-10-12 03:50:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, October 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Crescendo Biologics ("Crescendo") today announces it has raised GBP4.5 million in a seed-funding round to advance the development of its fragment antibody technology platforms. The funding round was led by Sofinnova Partners, a Paris-based venture capital firm, with Aitua, Avlar BioVentures and the Rainbow Seed Fund also participating. Crescendo brings together highly innovative in vivo and in vitro technology platforms invented by...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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