News tagged with gene mutation

Protein helps fix damaged DNA in yeast

( -- Like a scout that runs ahead to spot signs of damage or danger, a protein in yeast safeguards the yeast cells' genome during replication -- a process vulnerable to errors when DNA is copied -- according to ...

dateJul 30, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Predicting drug responsiveness in cancer patients

Drugs such as everolimus that target the protein mTOR are used to treat several forms of cancer, but not all patients respond to the treatment. A team of researchers, led by Alberto Bardelli, at the University of Turin Medical ...

dateJul 26, 2010 in Cancer
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