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2010-12-27 20:41:24

A novel potential therapy based on a natural human protein significantly slows muscle damage and improves function in mice who have the same genetic mutation as boys with the most common form of muscular dystrophy.

2010-11-18 16:32:57

Cells have their own version of the cut-and-paste editing function called splicing.

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2010-10-19 09:25:00

Viagra, the famous little blue pill that millions of men use for erectile dysfunction, and originally developed to help ailing hearts, may now also help treat heart symptoms of muscular dystrophy.

2010-10-15 17:13:40

How a T cell decides to make protein X, Y, or Z can have profound effects for fighting foreign invaders or staving off dire autoimmune reactions.

2010-10-08 01:58:14

An immune reaction to dystrophin, the muscle protein that is defective in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, may pose a new challenge to strengthening muscles of patients with this disease.

2010-10-05 11:00:00

After 5 Years at White Rock Lake, Local Outreach Effort and Fundraiser Moves to a Larger Stage DALLAS, Oct.

2010-09-25 00:32:36

Researchers report this month that MALAT1, a long non-coding RNA that is implicated in certain cancers, regulates pre-mRNA splicing – a critical step in the earliest stage of protein production.

2010-09-15 19:11:46

By constructing a microscope apparatus that achieves resolution never before possible in living cells, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have illuminated the molecular interactions that occur during one of the most important "trips" in all of biology: the journey of individual messenger Ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules from the nucleus into the cytoplasm (the area between the nucleus and cell membrane) so that proteins can be made.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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