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Latest DNA repair Stories

2012-06-16 01:07:59

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have found a surprising connection between a key DNA-repair process and a cellular signaling network linked to aging, heart disease, cancer and other chronic conditions.

2012-06-11 05:25:53

A game-changing find challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle say their findings show that the number of new mutations is significantly lower in cancers than in normal cells.

2012-06-08 09:44:49

In exploring the genetics of mitochondria – the powerhouse of the cell – researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have stumbled upon a finding that challenges previously held beliefs about the role of mutations in cancer development.

2012-05-11 10:30:15

A new study published in Science May 11 is shedding light on the molecular details of PARP-1, a DNA damage-detecting enzyme that when inhibited has been shown to be effective in fighting cancer and other diseases.

Stem Cells Poised To Self-Destruct For The Good Of The Embryo
2012-05-03 10:58:28

Embryonic stem cells — those revered cells that give rise to every cell type in the body — just got another badge of honor.

2012-04-25 21:23:00

DNA from the heart's own cells plays a role in heart failure by mistakenly activating the body's immune system.

2012-04-23 21:08:38

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have rewritten the job description of the protein TopBP1 after demonstrating that it guards early brain cells from DNA damage.

2012-03-29 22:03:22

Scientists at the University of Liverpool have developed a new method to detect proteins associated with longevity, which helps further our understanding into why some animals live longer than others.

2012-03-29 12:52:35

Mutations in a gene called XRCC2 cause increased breast cancer risk.


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