News tagged with viral proteins

Lethal reawakening

Retroviral DNAs integrate into host genomes, but their expression is normally repressed by cellular defense mechanisms. As an Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich team now shows, when these measures fail, accumulation ...

dateMay 17, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Hijacked cell division helped fuel rise of fungi

A new study finds that the more than 90,000 species of mushrooms, molds, yeasts and other fungi found everywhere in the soil, water and air may owe their abilities to grow, spread, and even cause disease to an opportunistic ...

dateMay 10, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Some bacterial CRISPRs can snip RNA, too

You've probably seen news stories about the highly lauded, much-discussed genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9. But did you know the system was actually derived from bacteria, which use it to fight off foreign invaders such ...

dateMar 03, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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