News tagged with dna repair

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 of 'letters' ...

dateFeb 08, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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DNA and the 'magic rings' trick

( -- A new study from UC Davis shows how, like a conjuring trick with interlocking rings, two interlocked pieces of DNA are separated after DNA is copied or repaired. The finding was published online Oct. 10 in ...

dateOct 11, 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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Human DNA repair process recorded in action (Video)

( -- 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 about ...

dateJan 29, 2009 in
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