News tagged with dna repair

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 ...

Apr 11, 2010 4.5 / 5 (20) 2 | with audio podcast

Study shows how DNA finds its match

It's been more than 50 years since James Watson and Francis Crick showed that DNA is a double helix of two strands that complement each other. But how does a short piece of DNA find its match, out of the millions ...

Feb 08, 2012 4.8 / 5 (16) 2 | with audio podcast

DNA 'molecular scissors' discovered

(PhysOrg.com) -- 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.

Jul 09, 2010 4.2 / 5 (13) 1

Human DNA repair process recorded in action (Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A key phase in the repair process of damaged human DNA has been observed and visually recorded by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis. The recordings provide new information ...

Jan 29, 2009 4.8 / 5 (11) 0

How DNA repair helps prevent cancer

The biological information that makes us unique is encoded in our DNA. DNA damage is a natural biological occurrence that happens every time cells divide and multiply. External factors such as overexposure ...

Aug 16, 2013 5 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast