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New functions for chromatin remodelers

Large molecular motors consisting of up to a dozen different proteins regulate access to the genome, which is essential for the transcription of genes and for the repair of DNA damage. Susan Gasser and her ...

dateAug 28, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateJun 25, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Plasma tool for destroying cancer cells

Plasma medicine is a new and rapidly developing area of medical technology. Specifically, understanding the interaction of so-called atmospheric pressure plasma jets with biological tissues could help to ...

dateMar 25, 2014 in Plasma Physics
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One protein, two important roles

The molecular pathways involved in the cell cycle are complex and difficult to control. Better understanding of cell control mechanisms, and why they go wrong in cancer, could help open the door to more effective ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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