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2013-11-20 17:37:34

PrimPol allows cells to make copies of their DNA even when it is damaged, and prevents breaks in the chromosomes Every day, the human body produces new cells to regenerate tissues and repair those that have suffered injury. Each time this happens, the cells make copies of their DNA that they will pass on to the resulting daughter cells. This process of copying the DNA, also called replication, is very delicate, given that it can generate severe alterations in the DNA that are associated...

2013-10-31 23:04:15

Extensive scientific research lead scientists to conclude Estrogen could be a key factor in many diseases today. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 EQ Biosciences, Inc. is the manufacturer and marketing company for the patented proprietary dietary supplement, Prevennia®, which has shown significant results in assisting the body in preventing the formation of estrogen DNA adducts which can cause damage to the DNA and lead to serious illness. Over 600 peer-reviewed studies have...

2013-10-19 23:03:04

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses discovery of a potential new role for DNA in the prevention of brain tumors. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2013 Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, discusses a potential new role for DNA in the prevention of brain tumors. According to an October 10, 2013 article published by Cancer Research UK titled “New Role for DNA...

2013-10-03 08:30:25

Clinical Studies Show Skin's Moisture Improvement in Three Days MONTGOMERYVILLE, Pa., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PhotoMedex (NasdaqGS and TASE: PHMD), the leader in photodamage repair technology, clinical skincare and medical laser products for more than a decade, introduces NEOVA(®) SmartSkinCare brand's DNA Barrier Accelerator, a hyper-active moisturizer that rehabilitates and fortifies the skin's essential protective barrier. DNA Barrier Accelerator is available for purchase in...

2013-10-01 10:12:53

By detailing a process required for repairing DNA breakage, scientists at the Duke Cancer Institute have gained a better understanding of how cells deal with the barrage of damage that can contribute to cancer and other diseases. The insights, reported online the week of Sept. 30, 2013, in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, build on earlier work by the research team and identify new prospects for developing cancer therapies. The researchers have focused on a...

Blind Mole-rats Resistant To Chemically Induced Cancers
2013-09-03 15:41:38

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Like naked mole-rats (Heterocephalus gaber), blind mole-rats (of the genus Spalax) live underground in low-oxygen environments, are long-lived and resistant to cancer. A new study demonstrates just how cancer-resistant Spalax are, and suggests that the adaptations that help these rodents survive in low-oxygen environments also play a role in their longevity and cancer resistance. The findings are reported in the journal Biomed Central: Biology....

2013-08-19 10:33:22

Researchers at Michigan State University use TACC supercomputers to understand DNA bending and repair mechanisms The biological information that makes us unique is encoded in our DNA. DNA damage is a natural biological occurrence that happens every time cells divide and multiply. External factors such as overexposure to sunlight can also damage DNA. Understanding how the human body recognizes damaged DNA and initiates repair fascinates Michael Feig, professor of biochemistry and...

2013-04-25 20:27:17

The gene could also be involved in breast and ovarian cancer An international research consortium led by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), the CIBERER and the University of Wurzburg (Germany) has discovered a gene that can cause three totally different diseases, depending on how it is altered. The researchers, using next-generation massive ultrasequencing techniques, have sequenced the over 20,000 genes of a Fanconi anemia patient's genome. By adopting this...

2013-04-25 20:16:17

A study led by Oscar Fernandez-Capetillo has deciphered the components of the machinery that duplicates DNA, the replisome, on which most chemotherapeutic agents currently act The Genomic Instability Group led by researcher Óscar Fernández-Capetillo at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), has for the first time obtained a panoramic photo of the proteins that take part in human DNA division, a process known as replication. The research article,...

2013-04-23 12:06:30

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center have found that a deficiency in an important anti-tumor protein, p53, can slow or delay DNA repair after radiation treatment.  They suggest that this is because p53 regulates the expression of two enzymes (JMJD2b and SUV39H1) that control the folding of DNA. According to the researchers, p53 is highly inducible by radiation. Activation of p53 stabilizes chromosomes by promoting the repair of heterochromatin DNA, which controls the expression of...