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'Birth control' for centrioles

Like DNA, centrioles need to duplicate only once per cell cycle. Rogers et al. uncover a long-sought mechanism that limits centriole copying, showing that it depends on the timely demolition of a protein that ...

Jan 26, 2009
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Siestas Among the Drosophilae

(PhysOrg.com) -- Isaac Edery is concerned with biological clocks, internal mechanisms that enable virtually all plants and animals to behave in rhythmic biological cycles known as circadian rhythms.

Jan 28, 2009
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Gene links neurodegeneration and cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- In work that could lead to new insights into how neurons protect against neurodegeneration, researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report that a gene family known ...

Apr 14, 2010
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