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A surplus with consequences

Why do healthy cells become malignant and proliferate uncontrollably? Scientists of the University of Würzburg have investigated the role of a special protein in this process and settled and old controversy.

dateAug 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Researchers get unprecedented look at DNA damage

Washington State University researchers have mapped the damage of ultraviolet radiation on individual units of DNA, opening a new avenue in the search for how sunlight causes skin cancer and what might be done to prevent ...

dateJul 25, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Binding to produce flowers

The LEAFY protein, a transcription factor responsible for flower development, is able to assemble itself in small chains made up of several proteins. This mechanism allows it to bind to and activate regions of the genome ...

dateApr 21, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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