News tagged with dna repair

Discovery of controlled swarm in bacteria

A study led by Spanish researchers from Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (UAB) describes one of the mechanisms in which pathogenic bacteria populations control the way they spread over the surface of the organs they infect ...

dateJun 22, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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In praise of the Y chromosome

( -- David Page, director of the Whitehead Institute and professor of biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, says research indicates the much-maligned Y chromosome plays a more critical role in genetics ...

dateApr 20, 2010 in Biotechnology
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DNA and its complexes

Throughout life, DNA repair mechanisms go to work during exposure (UV radiation, etc.) in order to protect the human genetic code. This role is assured by the NER complex.

dateApr 13, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Key protein aids in DNA repair

Scientists have shown in multiple contexts that DNA damage over our lifetimes is a key mechanism behind the development of cancer and other age-related diseases. Not everyone gets these diseases, because the body has multiple ...

dateApr 11, 2010 in Biochemistry
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