Latest DNA repair Stories
When cells find themselves in a tight spot, the cell cycle regulator p21 halts the cell cycle, buying cells time to repair the damage, or if all else fails, to initiate programmed cell death.
A component in soybeans increases radiation's ability to kill lung cancer cells.
Researchers offer the first evidence that DNA damage can lead to the regulation of inflammatory responses, the body's reaction to injury.
The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the cause of AIDS, makes use of the base excision repair pathway when inserting its DNA into the host-cell genome.
Research led by Daitoku Sakamuro, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans and the LSUHSC Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, has identified a protein that enables the activation of a DNA-repair enzyme that protects cancer cells from catastrophic damage caused by chemo and radiation therapy.
Dr. Andras Nagy's laboratory at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital and Dr. Timo Otonkoski's laboratory at Biomedicum Stem Cell Center (University of Helsinki), as well as collaborators in Europe and Canada have identified genetic abnormalities associated with reprogramming adult cells to induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.
BEVERLY, Mass., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cellceutix Corporation (Pink Sheets: CTIX) today announced that it has received more data on Kevetrin(TM), the Company's flagship compound for the treatment of cancers.
A cancer-causing retrovirus exploits key proteins in its host cells to extend the life of those cells, thereby prolonging its own survival and ability to spread.
To protect the health of future generations, body keeps a careful watch on its precious and limited supply of eggs.
Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (U.S.A) and UmeaÂ° University (Sweden) report in a study published in the February 15, 2011, issue of PLoS Biology that a method by which cells repair breaks in their DNA, known as Break-induced Replication (BIR), is up to 2,800 times more likely to cause genetic mutation than normal cell repair.
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