A foot in the door to genetic information
In the cell nucleus, DNA wraps around what are called histone proteins, forming regularly spaced spherical bodies called nucleosomes. Thus, large portions of the genetic material are inaccessible to the gene reading machinery. ...
Why 'soot' could be the key to delivering drugs to cancer cells
Nano-scale tubes made of carbon could be used to safely penetrate human cells and deliver anti-cancer medicines or modified DNA molecules for gene therapy. Although there is a long way to go before the concept ...
Mapping of protein inhibitors facilitates development of tailor-made anticancer agents
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has generated a map over the effects of small drug-like molecules on PARP1 and other similar proteins in the body. This map may explain the mechanism ...
Researchers develop better control for DNA-based computations
A North Carolina State University chemist has found a way to give DNA-based computing better control over logic operations. His work could lead to interfacing DNA-based computing with traditional silicon-based computing.
Video games lead to new paths to treat cancer, other diseases
The cure for cancer comes down to this: video games.