News tagged with cell nucleus

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. ...

Sep 13, 2010
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Quantum dots track who gets into cell nucleus

(PhysOrg.com) -- UC Berkeley researchers Karsten Weis, Jan Liphardt, and colleagues have used fluorescent probes called quantum dots to determine which molecules get into the nucleus via its nano-pores and ...

Sep 02, 2010
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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.

Jul 23, 2010
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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 ...

Jul 21, 2010
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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 ...

May 21, 2010
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