News tagged with cell replication

New mouse model for hepatitis C

Hepatitis C affects about three million people in the U.S. and is a leading cause of chronic liver disease, so creating a vaccine and new treatments is an important public health goal. Most research to date has been done ...

Sep 19, 2013
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How untying knots promotes cancer

Researchers have long known that high levels of a specific protein in human cells are linked to tumor growth – but no one has fully understood how.

Aug 20, 2013
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A first in front line immunity research

Monash University researchers have gained new insight into the early stages of our immune response, providing novel pathways to develop treatments for diseases from multiple sclerosis to cancer.

Jul 21, 2013
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Self-replication

Self-replication is any process by which a thing might make a copy of itself. Biological cells, given suitable environments, reproduce by cell division. During cell division, DNA is replicated and can be transmitted to offspring during reproduction. Biological viruses can reproduce, but only by commandeering the reproductive machinery of cells through a process of infection. Computer viruses reproduce using the hardware and software already present on computers.

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