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Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein

The proteins in human cells are extensively decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how ...

dateSep 15, 2017 in Biochemistry
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How cells hack their own genes

DNA in all organisms from yeast to humans encodes the genes that make it possible to live and reproduce. But these beneficial genes make up only 2 percent of our DNA. In fact, more than two-thirds of our genome is populated ...

dateAug 24, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Muscles can 'ask' for the energy they need

Muscles require energy to perform all of the movements that we do in a day, and now, for the first time, researchers at the Texas A&M College of Medicine have shown how muscles "request" more energy from fat storage tissues ...

dateJul 05, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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