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2013-07-11 16:34:59

A team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has identified why disruption of a vital pathway in cell cycle control leads to the proliferation of cancer cells.

2013-07-08 12:13:59

Children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy often die as young adults from heart and breathing complications.

2013-06-28 13:07:12

Researchers from the Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research in Tokyo have discovered that forced elongation of telomeres (extensions on the end of chromosomes) promotes the differentiation of cancer cells, probably reducing malignancy, which is strongly associated with a loss of cell differentiation.

2013-06-24 23:20:39

Omega-3 supplements like Omega XL shown to protect against age-related chromosome damage Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 An Ohio State University

2013-06-21 10:49:14

RAP1 is a gene that also protects telomeres.

2013-06-20 23:23:39

Many claims have been made for the health benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids in the diet. Dr.

Genetic Thermometer Could Assess Overall Health
2013-05-23 05:50:51

A new technique featured in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) could lead to the development of a "genetic thermometer" that could assess a patient's health in relation to other individuals.

2013-04-22 10:00:41

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found that alternative splicing – a process that allows a single gene to code for multiple proteins – appears to be a new potential target for anti-telomerase cancer therapy.

2013-04-12 15:57:27

Like finally seeing all the gears of a watch and how they work together, researchers from UCLA and UC Berkeley have, for the first time ever, solved the puzzle of how the various components of an entire telomerase enzyme complex fit together and function in a three-dimensional structure.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.