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How quality control works in our cells

A cellular control mechanism prevents the production of defective proteins in our cells. A team of researchers from Bern has now obtained valuable insights into this vital mechanism that could lead to new therapeutic approaches ...

Jul 08, 2013
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High court ruling on gene patents lifts Myriad

Shares of diagnostic test maker Myriad Genetics Inc. are jumping Thursday after the Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling in a case involving the company's patents on genes at the center of its tests for increased risk of bre ...

Jun 13, 2013
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Single cells: Same same but different

(Phys.org) —If half of a cell population were coloured white and the other half were coloured black, scientists should think all cells are grey. Conventional methods average over thousands of cells, overlooking ...

Jun 12, 2013
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Biology's drive toward engineering

Biology is on the verge of getting its versions of the lever, wheel and axle, pulley and other basic machines that enable engineers to build almost any mechanical device, a new analysis has concluded. The ...

Jun 05, 2013
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The fight against genome parasites

In the gonads of animals, genome parasites such as transposons pose a serious threat to evolutionary fitness. With their ability to bounce around in the genome, they often cause dangerous mutations. To protect ...

Jun 04, 2013
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