News tagged with switches

Tugging at cells with molecules and light

Everyone is made up of approximately 100 trillion cells – if they were laid end to end, they would circle the globe 60 times. Most of these cells arise from mitosis and differentiation of a single egg cell. To orientate ...

dateDec 20, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Controlling gene activity in human development

Researchers at the Babraham Institute have revealed a new understanding of the molecular switches that control gene activity in human embryonic stem cells. This insight provides new avenues for improving the efficiency of ...

dateDec 06, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Study identifies new way to suppress lung tumors

Lung cancer cell growth depends on certain proteins that require the addition of sugar molecule chains to become active. Scientists have long thought that the addition of these sugar chains is like an on or off switch, and ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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