News tagged with dna polymerase

Technology reveals citrus greening-infected trees

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are using a technology known as "Fourier transform infrared-attenuated total reflection" (FTIR-ATR) spectroscopy to rapidly identify with 95 percent accuracy citrus plant leaves ...

Aug 08, 2011
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Want to silence a gene? Pull here

(PhysOrg.com) -- Simply stretching DNA can silence a gene, scientists at the UA have discovered. The finding could point to a previously unknown gene control mechanism.

Mar 21, 2011
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Scientists ID new cancer drug target

Suppressing cancer cells' ability to replicate damaged DNA could dramatically enhance the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin, according to a new pair of papers from MIT biologists.

Nov 08, 2010
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DNA repair changes with the flip of a switch

(PhysOrg.com) -- The DNA blueprint in each human cell undergoes about 100,000 damaging events every day. Because a cell's survival depends on the repair of these damaged molecules, each injury signals a team ...

Aug 26, 2010
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The 3-dimensional transcription film

Gene expression takes place in two stages: the transcription of DNA to RNA by an enzyme called RNA polymerase, followed by the translation of this RNA into proteins, whose behaviour affects the characteristics of each individual.

Jun 17, 2010
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