News tagged with gene activity

Small molecules mimic natural gene regulators

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the quest for new approaches to treating and preventing disease, one appealing route involves turning genes on or off at will, directly intervening in ailments such as cancer and diabetes, which result ...

dateJun 03, 2009 in Biochemistry
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How embryo movement stimulates joint formation

A new study uncovers a molecular mechanism that explains why joints fail to develop in embryos with paralyzed limbs. The research, published by Cell Press in the May issue of the journal Developmental Cell, answers a longstanding ...

dateMay 18, 2009 in Medical research
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Mutations directly identifiable in active genes

Researchers at Uppsala University, Sweden, have developed a new method for identifying genetic variation, including mutations, in active genes. Hopes are strong that the method represents an important research tool that will ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Genetics
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New genetic tool helps improve rice

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new tool for improving the expression of desirable genes in rice in parts of the plant where the results will do the most good.

dateAug 19, 2010 in Biotechnology
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