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A new energy source within the cells

All our cells require the small molecule, ATP, generated in the mitochondria to cover the energy required for cell metabolism, dynamics and growth. To a lower extent and particularly in cancer cells, ATP can also be generated ...

dateJun 02, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Team defines meaningful part of maize genome

Using a genetic mapping technique developed at Florida State University, FSU and Cornell University researchers have shown that a small percentage of the entire maize genome is responsible for almost half of a plant's trait ...

dateMay 16, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Learning to program cellular memory

What if we could program living cells to do what we would like them to do in the body? Having such control—a major goal of synthetic biology—could allow for the development of cell-based therapies that might one day replace ...

dateMar 14, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Discovered: How to unlock inaccessible genes

An international team of biologists has discovered how specialized enzymes remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used. The discovery will be published ...

dateJan 29, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Packaging and unpacking of the genome

DNA represents a dynamic form of information, balancing efficient storage and access requirements. Packaging approximately 1.8m of DNA into something as small as a cell nucleus is no mean feat, but unpacking it again to access ...

dateNov 06, 2015 in Biotechnology
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