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2010-10-25 16:17:36

A new study reveals that two enzymes help immune cells deploy pathogen-killing traps by unraveling and using the chromatin (DNA and its associated proteins) contained in the cells' nuclei to form defensive webs.

2010-10-12 18:20:04

The genetic inherited material DNA was long viewed as the sole bearer of hereditary information.

2010-10-04 16:58:18

Post-translational modifications of histones play an important role in regulating chromatin dynamics and function.

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2010-10-04 08:32:12

Like cats, human cells have a finite number of lives-once they divide a certain number of times (thankfully, more than nine) they change shape, slow their pace, and eventually stop dividing, a phenomenon called "cellular senescence".

2010-09-30 19:53:56

By creating a "map" of histone modifications in fat cells, investigators have discovered two new factors that regulate fat formation, a key step on the road to better understanding obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders.

2010-09-25 02:03:21

Stress has become one of the major disease states in the developed world.

2010-09-17 14:00:05

On average, one hundred billion cells in the human body divide over the course of a day.

2010-08-20 14:01:56

The DNA genomes of organisms whose cells possess nuclei are packaged in a highly characteristic fashion.

2010-08-04 01:05:41

Malfunction of a protein has been linked to a form of mental retardation that affects up to one out of every 500 males, says Nasser K. Yaghi, a Texas A&M University magna cum laude biology graduate who was selected to participate in a medical research project at Harvard that has been published in the journal Nature.

2010-07-12 13:50:34

A subtle mutation affecting the epigenome – a set of dynamic factors that influence gene activity -- may lead to an inherited form of mental retardation that affects boys, find researchers at Children's Hospital Boston.


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definiens
  • The word or words serving to define another word or expression, as in a dictionary entry.
The word 'definiens' comes from the Latin word 'definire', 'to define'.
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