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2012-08-14 12:02:29

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the University of South Florida have discovered a mechanism that explains how some cancer cells “hijack” a biological process to potentially activate cell growth and the survival of cancer gene expression.

2012-05-01 09:42:57

When stretched out, the genome of a single human cell can reach six feet.

2012-04-12 11:21:29

Researchers at the Hospital de Mar Research Institute (IMIM) have discovered that the protein LOXL2 has a function within the cell nucleus thus far unknown.

2012-04-10 09:15:14

The missing link that spans the gap between the genes and environment could be a sugar – in this case, a special one that regulates histone 3, part of the DNA backbone.

2012-03-14 13:56:38

A team of researchers led by scientists at The Rockefeller University has identified a novel mechanism by which influenza interferes with antiviral host response.

2012-03-12 11:33:30

Within all our cells lies two meters of DNA, highly ordered in a structure of less than 10 micro meters in diameter.

2012-03-07 16:00:36

In the cell nucleus, DNA wraps around what are called histone proteins, forming regularly spaced spherical bodies called nucleosomes.

2012-03-07 15:43:18

Researchers at the RIKEN SPring-8 Center in Harima, Japan have clarified for the first time how chromatin in archaea, one of the three evolutionary branches of organisms in nature, binds to DNA.

2012-03-02 01:17:19

Mayo Clinic researchers have gained insights into the function of a member of a family of specialized proteins called histone chaperones.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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