News tagged with dna polymerase

Want to silence a gene? Pull here

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

dateMar 21, 2011 in Biotechnology
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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.

dateNov 08, 2010 in Cancer
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DNA repair changes with the flip of a switch

( -- 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 of proteins to ...

dateAug 26, 2010 in Biochemistry
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