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A chaperone for the 'guardian of the genome'

The protein p53 plays an essential role in the prevention of cancer by initiating the controlled death of a cell with damaged genes which is in danger to transform into a cancerous cell. The heat shock protein Hsp90, in turn, ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Cells die so defensive organs can live

Researchers demonstrate for the first time that programmed cell death - a process by which cells deliberately destroy themselves - is involved in mandibular regression in termites. And it appears this regression may be the ...

dateAug 04, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Chemotherapy resistance: A new lead?

UA62784: that is the name of a molecule capable of preventing the proliferation of cancerous cells in vitro, and thus causing their cellular death. Its effects appear to amplify that of other anticancer agents currently used ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Bacteria poison themselves from within

(PhysOrg.com) -- The research group led by Anton Meinhart at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg has shown that proteins from the zeta toxin group trigger a self-destructive mechanism in bacteria. ...

dateMar 23, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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New insights into cell death

A Cardiff team has contributed to a study of a novel model of cell death which helps to explain how cells in the breast die through an archaic mechanism that is relevant to breast cancer.

dateMar 18, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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