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July 7, 2015 — The error-free distribution of genetic material during cell division is important for preventing the development of tumor cells. Researchers have uncovered a new important function of the human ... read more

July 7, 2015 — When Greek mythology and cell biology meet, you get the protein Callipygian, recently discovered and named for its role in determining which area of a cell becomes the back as it begins to ... read more

How Dengue Virus Adapts as It Travels, Increasing Chances for Outbreaks

July 6, 2015 — A research group is the first to explain the mechanisms that the Dengue virus has developed to optimize its ability to cause outbreaks as it travels across the globe to new places and revisits old ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A study offers new insights into how virulent fungi adapt through genetic modifications to fight back against the effects of medication designed to block their spread, and how that battle leaves them ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A new study has found that many RNA messengers encoding neuronal proteins contain specialized sequences that can promote their destabilization in the presence of an RNA-binding protein called ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world's deadliest superbugs -- C. difficile and MRSA among them -- could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, ... read more

Potential Treatment Option for Children With Ewing's Sarcoma

July 6, 2015 — A new therapeutic alternative for children who suffer from a malignant pediatric tumor bone and soft tissue called Ewing's sarcoma has been discovered by a research consortium. Ewing's ... read more

tRNAs Are Segmented Into Fragments in a Manner That Depends on Race, Gender and Population

July 6, 2015 — The study reports on a newly discovered category of tRNA fragments as well as shows that all tRNAs are rich sources of very diverse short molecules whose characteristics depend on a person's ... read more

Protein Suggests a New Strategy to Thwart Infection

July 6, 2015 — The newfound ability of a protein of the intestines and lungs to distinguish between human cells and the cells of bacterial invaders could underpin new strategies to fight infections. A new article ... read more

Cellular Sentinel Prevents Cell Division When the Right Machinery Is Not in Place

July 6, 2015 — For cell division to be successful, pairs of chromosomes have to line up just right before being swept into their new cells, like the opening of a theater curtain. They accomplish this feat in part ... read more

Visualizing RNAi at Work

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have revealed the molecular mechanism of RNA interference (RNAi), the phenomenon by which the synthesis of a specific protein is inhibited, by real time observation of target RNA cleavage ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Researchers have identified modes of Sox9 action during cartilage formation by analyzing big data on Sox9 location, chromatin state, and gene expression over the whole mouse genome. This finding will ... read more

July 6, 2015 — Scientists have discovered a relationship between Asian gastric cancers and the fusion of two ... read more

July 3, 2015 — The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are ... read more

July 2, 2015 — By growing two types of stem cells in a '3-D culture' and measuring their ability to produce retinal cells, a team of researchers has found one cell type to be better at producing retinal ... read more

July 2, 2015 — A team using electron cryomicroscopy has for the first time revealed at the atomic level the structure of a protein required for viral replication in vesicular stomatitis virus, a virus that is a ... read more

Genetic Variation Determines Response to Anti-Diabetic Drug

July 2, 2015 — In the first study of its kind, researchers have shown how an anti-diabetic drug can have variable effects depending on small natural differences in DNA sequence between individuals. They aim to ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Cartilage does a lot more than determine the shapes of people's ears and noses. It also enables people to breathe and to form healthy bones -- two processes essential to life. A new study ... read more

July 2, 2015 — In fruit flies, the abnormal growth induced by Hippo pathway disruption depends on genes involved in responding to the steroid hormone ecdysone. This has potential implications for human biology, ... read more

Genetic Testing in Kids Is Fraught With Complications

July 2, 2015 — Despite an increasing ease in acquiring genetic information, experts pointsout that doing so has consequences, particularly when it comes to children. It is this population, they say, that is the ... read more

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