News tagged with metabolic process

A scanner for hereditary defects

Our genetic material is constantly exposed to damage, which the body's own proteins normally repair. One of these proteins works like a scanner, continually scouring the genetic material for signs of damage. ...

Jan 24, 2013
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Protein reveals diabetes risk many years in advance

When a patient is diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, the disease has usually already progressed over several years and damage to areas such as blood vessels and eyes has already taken place. To find a test that indicates who ...

Nov 07, 2012
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Team finds 14 new biomarkers for type 2 diabetes

A research team led by Anna Floegel of the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DIfE) and Tobias Pischon of the Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) has identified 14 novel biomarkers for type ...

Oct 04, 2012
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Probing what fuels cancer

Cancer is often described as a genetic disease, after all the transition a cell goes through in becoming cancerous tends to be driven by changes to the cell's DNA.

Aug 06, 2012
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