Real-time observation of enzymatic processes on DNA

DNA damage in general and DNA strand breaks in particular occur every day in all cells of the human body. This is due to internal influences such as free radicals, which are produced during inflammatory processes and cellular ...

Targeted orphaned domain may lead to drug therapies

By studying an orphaned domain considered disordered by others, Michaela Jansen, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cell Physiology and Molecular Biophysics at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center ...

Paving the way for greater use of ancient medical knowledge

Scientists are reporting an advance toward overcoming a major barrier to tapping the potential of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and India's Ayurvedic medicine in developing new and more effective modern drugs. Their ...

Modern mummification sheds light on Ramses II

Some millennia ago, Yes might have been the object of worship in ancient Egypt. Today, Yes – a modern, domestic house cat – is helping shed light on the practice of mummification and the lives of ancients, such as Ramses ...

Carbon black nanoparticles can cause cell death

Researchers from the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine have found that inhaled carbon black nanoparticles create a double source of inflammation in the lungs.

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