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Researchers discover a new antibacterial lead

(PhysOrg.com) -- Antibiotic resistance has been a significant problem for hospitals and health-care facilities for more than a decade. But despite the need for new treatment options, there have been only two new classes of ...

dateSep 27, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Meet DNA's personal assistants

Just as scientists finished sequencing the human genome, they got a new surprise. Inside the genetic pathway, where DNA produces proteins to sustain life, they found microRNA. These tiny ubiquitous molecules have opened a ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Biotechnology
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Recycler protein helps prevent disease

Recycling is important not only on a global scale, but also at the cellular level, since key molecules tend to be available in limited numbers. This means a cell needs to have efficient recycling mechanisms. Researchers at ...

dateApr 30, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Old Cells Work Differently

The agglutination and accumulation of proteins in nerve cells are major hallmarks of age-related neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease. Cellular survival thus depends on a controlled removal of excessive ...

dateMar 01, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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How cells handle broken chromosomes

(PhysOrg.com) -- After being recognized and initially processed by the cellular machinery, the broken chromosome is extensively scanned for homology and the break itself is later tethered to the nuclear envelope. Thus the ...

dateFeb 13, 2009 in
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