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2013-02-28 10:19:59

The informatics team of the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas, based in Baylor College of Medicine´s department of molecular and cellular biology, is collaborating with the global information company Thomson Reuters, makers of EndnoteTM software, to increase access to public datasets for the global biomedical research community. Thomson Reuters has identified NURSA as a key resource for a new initiative called the Data Citation IndexSM, which will become part of Thomson Reuters "Web of...

2011-05-27 13:29:08

The genes of a cell are like the 88 keys of a piano. To play chords and music, however, the keys must be activated in exact combinations by a pianist's hands. Those hands represent the coregulators of a cell that simultaneously and precisely activate genes to produce all of the cell's functions. More than half of your DNA is devoted to regulating how the genes that make proteins "“ the workhorses of the cells "“ carry out their tasks, said Dr. Bert O'Malley, who, with Dr. Jun Qin,...


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