Archive: 10/6/2008

Early-stage gene transcription creates access to DNA

A gene contained in laboratory yeast has helped an international team of researchers uncover new findings about the process by which protein molecules bind to control sequences in genes in order to initiate gene expression, ...

dateOct 06, 2008 in Genetics
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Study finds genetic variant plays role in cleft lip

University of Iowa researchers and collaborators have found, in a previously identified gene, a variation that likely contributes to one in five cases of isolated cleft lip. It is the first time a genetic variant has been ...

dateOct 06, 2008 in Genetics
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Oral vitamin D may help prevent some skin infections

A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine suggests that use of oral Vitamin D supplements bolsters production of a protective chemical normally found in the skin, and may help ...

dateOct 06, 2008 in Health
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Landmark discovery of 'engine' that drives cell movement

This research by Thomas Leung, Ph.D., and his team in the GSK-IMCB Group at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), under Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, is fundamental to the understanding ...

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