News tagged with cell nucleus

Sneaking spies into a cell's nucleus

(PhysOrg.com) -- Duke University bioengineers have not only figured out a way to sneak molecular spies through the walls of individual cells, they can now slip them into the command center -- or nucleus -- ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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New insight into 'accelerated aging' disease

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS or progeria) is a rare genetic disease that causes young children to develop symptoms associated with advanced age, such as baldness, wrinkles, osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. ...

dateSep 13, 2010 in Medical research
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Explained: Bandgap

Why do some materials work well for making solar cells or light-emitting diodes (LEDs), while other materials don't? One key factor is having the right bandgap.

dateJul 23, 2010 in General Physics
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Researchers identify new protein

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Brigham Young University team led by Laura Bridgewater, who delivered the university forum address Tuesday, recently identified a new version of a protein involved in several key processes ...

dateJul 21, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Preventing cells from getting the kinks out of DNA

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many standard antibiotics and anti-cancer drugs block the enzymes that snip the kinks and knots out of DNA -DNA tangles are lethal to cells - but the drugs are increasingly encountering resistant bacteria ...

dateMay 21, 2010 in Biochemistry
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