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Chromosome 'glue' surprises scientists

Proteins called cohesins ensure that newly copied chromosomes bind together, separate correctly during cell division, and are repaired efficiently after DNA damage. Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found for the ...

dateMay 06, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Yeast unravels effects of chemotherapy drugs

Until now, the mode of action of nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate (N-BP) cancer drugs, used to relieve bone pain and to prevent skeletal complications in bone metastasis, has been almost entirely unknown. Researchers writing ...

dateSep 09, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Solving the mystery of DNA repair

( -- Penny Beuning, an assistant professor of chemical biology and biotechnology at Northeastern, this month received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early-Career Development grant to study how cells ...

dateJul 15, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Rapid analysis of DNA damage now possible

( -- Our DNA is under constant attack from many sources: Radiation, ultraviolet light, and contaminants in our food and in our environment can all wreak havoc on our genetic material, potentially leading to cancer ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Biotechnology
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