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DNA damage: The dark side of respiration

(Phys.org) —Adventitious changes in cellular DNA can endanger the whole organism, as they may lead to life-threatening illnesses like cancer. Researchers at LMU now report how byproducts of respiration cause mispairing ...

May 22, 2013 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Punctuated evolution in cancer genomes

Remarkable new research overthrows the conventional view that cancer always develops in a steady, stepwise progression. It shows that in some cancers, the genome can be shattered into hundreds of fragments in a single cellular ...

Jan 06, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Kudzu-eating beetle: Good news or bad?

Kudzu, a green leafy vine native to China and Japan brought to the United States in the 19th century, has long been cursed by farmers and timber producers for the property and crop damage it can cause.

Sep 27, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 0

Stem cells: Tuning the death sentence

In this week's issue of Science Signaling (22 January, 2013), Danen and colleagues of the Division of Toxicology of LACDR report novel insights into the question how stem cells decide to commit suicide when their DNA is dam ...

Jan 23, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0