News tagged with cell nucleus

Tracking genes' remote controls

As an embryo develops, different genes are turned on in different cells, to form muscles, neurons and other bodily parts. Inside each cell's nucleus, genetic sequences known as enhancers act like remote controls, switching ...

dateJan 09, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Growing without cell division

An international team of scientists, including biologists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may have pinpointed for the first time the mechanism responsible for cell polyploidy, a state in which cells ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Control gene for developmental timing discovered

University of Alberta researchers have identified a key regulator that controls the speed of development in the fruit fly. When the researchers blocked the function of this regulator, animals sped up their rate of development ...

dateSep 28, 2011 in Biotechnology
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