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Nucleoids and the structure of life

( —In the brave new world of three-parent embryos several inherited mitochondrial diseases can potentially be solved. One slightly dubious argument used by its champions to assuage equally dubious traditional ethical ...

dateJul 07, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology report
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The energetic origins of life

( —Imagination is perhaps the most powerful tool we have for creating the future. The same might be said when it comes to creating the past, especially as it pertains to origin of life. Under what conditions did ...

dateJun 12, 2014 in Evolution report
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Fine tuning an old-school chemotherapy drug

First approved by the FDA in the 1970s, the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and its relative carboplatin remain mainstays of treatment for lung, head and neck, testicular and ovarian cancer. However, cisplatin's use is limited ...

dateMay 05, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Cholesterol transporter structure decoded

The word "cholesterol" is directly linked in most people's minds with high-fat foods, worrying blood test results, and cardiovascular diseases. However, despite its bad reputation, cholesterol is essential to our wellbeing: ...

dateMar 21, 2014 in Biochemistry
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