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2012-06-11 14:00:30

Scientists at the Babraham Institute have gained a new understanding of how the growth of the placenta is regulated before birth, which has important implications for a healthy pregnancy. The research, published today (10 June) in the journal Nature Cell Biology shows that the controlled release of a specific molecule, called miR-675, slows down growth of the placenta before birth. RNA molecules are best known as the intermediary between the cell's DNA and the making of proteins necessary...

2009-06-15 10:37:37

Research by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor has led to the development of a product that has been shown in clinical trials to be successful in halting the growth of various types of cancer cells.The research, conducted by Prof. Avraham Hochberg of the Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at the university, has won for him first prize among faculty members for this year's Kaye Innovations Awards, which was presented on June 9 during the annual Hebrew University Board of Governors...

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2008-07-15 09:34:42

Research published in Nature Genetics by a team of international scientists including the University of Melbourne, Department of Zoology, has established an identical mechanism of genetic imprinting, a process involved in marsupial and human fetal development, which evolved 150 million years ago. "This paper shows that we share a common genetic imprinting mechanism which has been active for about 150 million years despite the differences in reproductive strategies between marsupials and...

2007-04-12 09:00:34

Scientists have identified a set of genes that appear more sensitive to chemotherapy drugs and it is believed the discovery could lead the way to less toxic cancer therapies. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center used a quick-screen technology to isolate 87 genes that seem to affect how sensitive human cancer cells are to certain chemotherapy drugs. The finding may allow a lower dose of chemotherapy drugs without compromising effectiveness. When the researchers blocked the action...