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Gene regulation: Shaping up to make the cut

Before RNA copies of genes can program the synthesis of proteins, the non-coding regions are removed by the spliceosome. Munich researchers report that distinct conformations of a member of this molecular complex play a vital ...

dateNov 03, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Bubble nucleus discovered

Research conducted at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University has shed new light on the structure of the nucleus, that tiny congregation of protons and neutrons found at the core of ...

dateOct 27, 2016 in General Physics
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'Neighbor maps' reveal the genome's 3-D shape

A group coordinated by SISSA Trieste has built a 3-D computer model of the human genome. The shape of DNA (and its sequence) affects biological processes and is crucial for understanding its function. The study has provided ...

dateOct 27, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Nuclear puzzle may be clue to fifth force

In a new paper, University of California, Riverside theoretical physicist Flip Tanedo and his collaborators have made new progress towards unravelling a mystery in the beryllium nucleus that may be evidence for a fifth force ...

dateAug 17, 2016 in General Physics
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