News tagged with damage

How hostile is space?

Space may seem calm, but it is a more hostile environment than that on Earth. Invisible radiation is a big problem for space enthusiasts and scientific instruments. Substituting electronic devices to do human tasks reduces ...

dateAug 06, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Sensors that improve rail transport safety

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it's too late and service trains only when they need it – all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless network of sensors.

dateJul 31, 2014 in Engineering
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Repairing DNA lesions

Repair of DNA lesions is essential for mammalian development. Notably, DNA lesions in cells caused by genotoxic agents results in arrest of cell cycle and ultimately in cell death. In response, DNA polymerase ζ (Polζ) is ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Biochemistry
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