News tagged with p53

'Linc-ing' a noncoding RNA to a central cellular pathway

The recent discovery of more than a thousand genes known as large intergenic non-coding RNAs (or "lincRNAs") opened up a new approach to understanding the function and organization of the genome. That surprising breakthrough ...

Jul 29, 2010
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New function discovered in cancer prevention protein

Protein 53 is very important in protecting against cancer given that it prevents cancer-causing mutations from accumulating and its inactivation is closely linked to the proliferation of tumour cells. UAB (Universitat Autonoma ...

Jun 07, 2010
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'Cheater' Cells May Spur Cancer Growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from the Yale School of Medicine reveals a biological struggle within tissue that allows some damaged cells to survive and proliferate, eventually leading to cancer. The study ...

Apr 01, 2010
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Cancer breakthrough could save children’s lives

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cancer which claims the lives of thousands of children worldwide every year is a step closer to being cured thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Newcastle University.

Feb 17, 2010
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Loss of 'guardian angel' gene prompts premature birth

Mutation of a gene that helps protect the body from genetic instability leads to cellular and molecular changes in the pregnant uterus that trigger premature birth, according to a study appearing online Feb. ...

Feb 01, 2010
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