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When the genetic material inside a cell’s nucleus starts to fall apart, a protein called ATM takes charge and orchestrates the rescue mission. Surprisingly, for ATM to kick into full gear, the stretches of DNA flanking ...

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New brain cells listen before they talk

Newly created neurons in adults rely on signals from distant brain regions to regulate their maturation and survival before they can communicate with existing neighboring cells—a finding that has important implications ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in Medical research
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Food 'tricks' that combat sneaky, creepy Halloween treats

The sneakiest, creepiest surprise this Halloween may actually be in the candy dish. In a study being presented this Saturday at the American Heart Association conference in Orlando shows that people at only half as many mini-size ...

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How Does the Antitumor Drug Get to the Cell Nucleus?

Platinum complexes such as the well-known cisplatin are powerful antitumor medications. They cross the cell membrane and reach the nucleus, where they attach to DNA and stop cell growth. But how does cisplatin get to the ...

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Birth defects jump in China

China experienced a 40 percent jump in babies born with "visible deformities" from 2001 to 2006, with the number now reaching up to 300,000 annually.

dateOct 30, 2007 in Health
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Efficient crowd control in bacterial colonies

Bacterial cells form colonies with complex organization (aka biofilms), particularly in response to hostile environmental conditions. Recent studies have shown that biofilm development occurs when bacterial cells seek out ...

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