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MicroRNAs help control HIV life cycle

Scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have discovered that specific microRNAs (non-coding RNAs that interfere with gene expression) reduce HIV replication and infectivity in human T-cells. In particular, ...

dateJun 25, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Embryology study offers clues to birth defects (w/Video)

Gregg Duester, Ph.D., professor of developmental biology at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham), along with Xianling Zhao, Ph.D., and colleagues, have clarified the role that retinoic acid plays in limb development. ...

dateJun 09, 2009 in Other
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Carbohydrate acts as tumor suppressor

Scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have discovered that specialized complex sugar molecules (glycans) that anchor cells into place act as tumor suppressors in breast and prostate cancers. These ...

dateJul 06, 2009 in Cancer
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New insights into cardiac aging

Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have found that the conserved protein d4eBP modulates cardiac aging in Drosophila (fruit flies). The team also found that d4eBP, which binds to the protein ...

dateSep 14, 2009 in Medical research
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Building a complete metabolic model

Investigators at Burnham Institute for Medical Research, University of California, San Diego, The Scripps Research Institute, Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation and other institutions have constructed ...

dateSep 17, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Researchers turn cancer friend into cancer foe

Burnham Institute for Medical Research today announced that scientists have created a peptide that binds to Bcl-2, a protein that protects cancer cells from programmed cell death, and converts it into a cancer cell killer. ...

dateOct 07, 2008 in Cancer
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