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2012-03-30 07:35:12

A DICER protein, known to produce tiny RNAs in cells, also helps complete an important step in gene expression.

2012-02-02 19:00:39

Small RNA-based nucleic acid drugs represent a promising new class of therapeutic agents for silencing abnormal or overactive disease-causing genes, and researchers have discovered new mechanisms by which RNA drugs can control gene activity.

2012-02-02 22:44:50

Using virus vector-mediated RNAi enables scientists to rapidly study the function of insect genes.

2012-01-10 23:35:12

Scientists at the University of Leicester have opened up a whole new approach to the therapeutic intervention for a family of anti-cancer drug targets, thanks to a completely new and unexpected finding.

2012-01-05 16:40:50

The knowledge that bacteria possess adaptable immune systems that protect them from individual viruses and other foreign invaders is relatively new to science.

2011-11-14 11:32:32

A cell's genome maintains its integrity by organizing some of its regions into a super-compressed form of DNA called heterochromatin.

2011-09-28 09:41:44

As anyone familiar with the phrase 'man-flu' will know women consider themselves to be the more robust side of the species when it comes to health and illness.


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