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TERRA, the RNAs that protect telomeres

Despite their especially compact and inaccessible structure, telomeres transcribe information like the rest of the DNA. The RNAs resulting from this process are called TERRA, and their function is essential in preserving ...

Aug 17, 2016
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Turning down the volume on cancer

When the audio on your television set or smart phone is too loud, you simply turn down the volume. What if we could do the same for the signaling in our bodies that essentially causes normal cells to turn cancerous?

Feb 02, 2016
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Team studies blood test for prostate cancer

Vanderbilt University researcher William Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues in Germany and Canada have demonstrated a method for detecting "cell-free" tumor DNA in the bloodstream.

Jan 05, 2015
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Stressed-out cancers may provide drug target

Research at the University of Adelaide has discovered cancer cells may be particularly susceptible to metabolic stress – opening the way for new targeted therapy that won't harm normal cells.

Dec 02, 2014
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