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2011-09-15 20:16:08

Scientists have found a control switch that regulates stem cell "pluripotency," the capacity of stem cells to develop into any type of cell in the human body.

2011-08-16 23:08:53

As part of a joint research effort with the University of Michigan, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time defined the structure of one of the cell’s most basic engines, which is required for cell growth, as it assembles from its components.

2011-08-08 06:33:24

A new resource to define the roles of microRNAs is announced today in Nature Biotechnology.

2011-08-05 12:56:16

Italian researchers may have identified a genetic "signature" for dangerous plaque that leads to stroke.

2011-07-14 15:05:40

Scientists at the Technical University of Munich and the Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen and along with their colleagues from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and the Centre for Genomic Regulation in Barcelona have discovered how the U2AF protein enables the pre-mRNA* to be spliced to form the mRNA*, which serves as a template for protein synthesis in the body.

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2011-07-04 11:00:06

In a new study, researchers discovered that levels of microRNAs – short lengths of ribonucleic acid that appear to regulate protein production – go up or down in the songbird brain after it hears a new song.

2011-06-28 20:36:50

Texts without spaces are not very legible, as they make it very difficult for the reader to identify where a word begins and where it ends.

2011-06-14 01:16:57

Many more hereditary diseases than previously thought may be caused, at least in part, by errors in pre-mRNA splicing, according to a computer analysis by Brown University scientists.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.