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Protein synthesis studied in stem cells for the first time
A new breakthrough in stem cell research has occurred, thanks to scientists at the Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. The researchers claim that protein synthesis - an essential biological process - can be studied in adult stem cells. This is something that scientists have been previously unable to accomplish.
Epigenetics and oral health
A visit to the dentist could one day require a detailed look at how genes in a patient's body are being switched on or off, as well as examining their pearly whites, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide.
Enzyme controls transport of genomic building blocks
Our DNA and its architecture are duplicated every time our cells divide. Histone proteins are key building blocks of this architecture and contain crucial information that regulates our genes. Danish researchers show how an enzyme controls reliable and high-speed delivery of histones to DNA copying hubs in our cells.
Where does 'hidden fat' come from?
It is now common knowledge that having too much fat is bad for you, but less well known is the serious threat posed by the "hidden fat" that surrounds our vital organs. New research published in the journal Nature Cell Biology claims to have discovered where this hidden, or "visceral fat," comes from.Visceral fat and subcutaneous fat are the two main types of fat in the body.
Targeted drug 'prolongs survival for cervical cancer patients'
The American Cancer Society estimate that there will be 12,360 new cases of invasive cervical cancer diagnosed this year, with 4,020 deaths from the disease. Now, a phase II trial has found that a targeted antitumor drug could prolong the survival of women with cervical cancer.The research team, led by Dr.
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