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Scientists find a key to maintaining our DNA

DNA contains all of the genetic instructions that make us who we are, and maintaining the integrity of our DNA over the course of a lifetime is a critical, yet complex part of the aging process. In an important, albeit early ...

dateMar 18, 2011 in Biochemistry
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To starve a tumor

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the 1920s, scientists have known that cancer cells generate energy differently than normal cells, a phenomenon dubbed the 'Warburg effect' after its discoverer, German biochemist Otto ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Hitting moving RNA drug targets

By accounting for the floppy, fickle nature of RNA, researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine have developed a new way to search for drugs that target this important molecule. Their ...

dateJun 26, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Making blood-sucking deadly for mosquitoes

Inhibiting a molecular process cells use to direct proteins to their proper destinations causes more than 90 percent of affected mosquitoes to die within 48 hours of blood feeding, a UA team of biochemists ...

dateJul 18, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Niacin, the fountain of youth

The vitamin niacin has a life-prolonging effect, as Michael Ristow has demonstrated in roundworms. From his study, the ETH-Zurich professor also concludes that so-called reactive oxygen species are healthy, ...

dateSep 30, 2013 in Biochemistry
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The promiscuity of chemical probes discovered

Researchers at IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) have applied a new computational methodology to anticipate the degree of selectivity of the molecules that are used to study protein functions ...

dateFeb 19, 2015 in Biochemistry
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