News tagged with dna repair

Why chromosomes never tie their shoelaces

In the latest issue of the journal Nature, Miguel Godinho Ferreira, Principal Investigator at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC) in Portugal, lead a team of researchers to shed light on a paradox that has puzzled biologists ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Medical research
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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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Protein made by breast cancer gene purified

A key step in understanding the origins of familial breast cancer has been made by two teams of scientists at the University of California, Davis. The researchers have purified, for the first time, the protein produced by ...

dateAug 22, 2010 in Cancer
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DNA 'molecular scissors' discovered

( -- Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered a protein that acts as a 'molecular scissors' to repair damaged DNA in our cells, a finding which could have major implications for cancer treatments.

dateJul 09, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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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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