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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 ...

dateAug 26, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Monitoring Cancer Cell Changes With Quantum Dots

One of the earliest events that changes a normal cell into a malignant one is known as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) hypermethylation, a biochemical alteration that inactivates critical tumor-suppressor genes. A team of investigators ...

dateJul 23, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Synthetic lethality: A new way to kill cancer cells

Ovarian and breast cancer treatments being developed that mix a protein inhibitor and traditional anticancer drugs are showing signs of success, according to a new review for Faculty of 1000 Biology Reports.

dateFeb 22, 2010 in Cancer
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