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2014-04-18 15:52:50

Finding could influence cancer care and regenerative medicine An international team led by researchers at UC Davis has shown that the cyclin B1/Cdk1 protein complex, which plays a key role in cell division, also boosts the mitochondrial activity to power that process. This is the first time the complex has been shown to perform both jobs. This newfound ability could make cyclin B1/Cdk1 an excellent target to control cellular energy production, potentially advancing cancer care and...

2014-04-04 12:23:54

These genes could explain why some women with high-risk mutations suffer from cancer while others do not Today we know that women carrying BCRA1 and BCRA2 gene mutations have a 43% to 88% risk of developing from breast cancer before the age of 70. Taking critical decisions such as opting for preventive surgery when the risk bracket is so wide is not easy. Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) researchers are conducting a study that will contribute towards giving every woman far...

Studying The Effects Of Microgravity And Radiation On Human Cells
2014-02-28 08:41:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Life aboard the International Space Station (ISS) may seem like a carefree existence, but a wealth of evidence has proven otherwise. Years of research shows that the effects of microgravity wreaks havoc on the human body. However, microgravity isn’t the only thing that astronauts need to worry about in space. Going into space means exposure to radiation, which is known to damage our DNA. And when DNA tries to repair itself,...

2014-02-13 23:22:26

The DNA health monitoring citizen science campaign launched by Exogen Biotechnology, Inc. exceeded its crowdfunding goal on Indiegogo by raising over $55,000 from US donors within two weeks. The biotech startup is now expanding their campaign internationally to look at differences in DNA damage across different countries and cultures around the world. Berkeley, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Exogen Biotechnology, Inc. the latest startup company to spin off from technology developed...

How Does A Shape-shifting DNA-repair Machine Fight Cancer?
2014-02-04 12:27:58

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source reveals inner-workings of essential protein found throughout life. Maybe you’ve seen the movies or played with toy Transformers, those shape-shifting machines that morph in response to whatever challenge they face. It turns out that DNA-repair machines in your cells use a similar approach to fight cancer and other diseases, according to research led by scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s...

2014-01-10 23:22:58

Wayland Baptist University's Jessica Kenneson, along with professor Robert Moore, have developed an imaging device that is doing the work of several much more expensive devices. Kenneson is using it for her research on tuberculosis. Plainview, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 If necessity is indeed the mother of invention, freshman exuberance certainly lends a hand. Just ask Jessica Kenneson. Kenneson is a junior chemistry/molecular biology double major at Wayland Baptist University and...

2014-01-08 23:23:58

Supreme Skin Claims Superior Results with Natural, Facials in the Asheville, NC area. DNA Restores the Skin at the Cellular Level Without Harsh or Uncomfortable Procedures. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 To create superior anti-aging facials the Asheville, NC company YourSupremeSkin.com now offers an easily affordable, highly effective results-oriented process based on the science of cellular DNA. No longer are obsolete laser treatments the only option, and it is not necessary to...

2013-12-11 12:17:50

Cancer cells have an exceptional ability to repair damage to their DNA caused during uncontrolled cell division. Scientists have now unveiled a novel piece of the puzzle of cancer cell DNA repair mechanisms that explain the mechanistic changes in the genetic code of cancer cells. These findings result from application of the cell microarray screening method developed by Juha Rantala, Senior Scientist at VTT. Research with a material impact on cancer drug development was published in Science...

2013-12-06 11:09:42

Researchers at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, discover how tumor cells solve the problems linked to the replication of their unstable DNA Genomes must be replicated in two copies during cell division. This process occurs at structures called 'replication forks', which are equipped with enzymes and move along the separated DNA strands. In tumor cells, the replication forks are frequently damaged, giving rise to breaks in the double-stranded DNA. An international study led by Thanos...

How Genomes Are Copied
2013-12-03 09:30:50

Umea University For the first time, researchers at Umeå University have succeeded in showing how the DNA polymerase epsilon enzyme builds new genomes. The detailed image produced by these researchers shows how mutations that can contribute to the development of colorectal cancer and cervical cancer lead to changes in the structure of the protein. This study will be published in the journal Nature Structural and Molecular Biology. Genomes are built from pairs of long strands of DNA. In...