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New target for anticancer drugs—RNA

Most of today's anticancer drugs target the DNA or proteins in tumor cells, but a new discovery by University of California, Berkeley, scientists unveils a whole new set of potential targets: the RNA intermediaries ...

dateApr 06, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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How cells communicate

During embryonal development of vertebrates, signaling molecules inform each cell at which position it is located. In this way, the cell can develop its special structure and function. For the first time ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Decaying RNA molecules tell a story

Once messenger RNA (mRNA) has done its job - conveying the information to produce the proteins necessary for a cell to function - it is no longer required and is degraded. Scientists have long thought that ...

dateJun 04, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why does the Milky Way rotate?

We live in a galaxy that is called the Milky Way. It's called a barred spiral galaxy, which means that it has a spiral shape with a bar of stars across its middle. The galaxy is rather huge—at least 100,000 ...

dateFeb 11, 2015 in Astronomy
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