News tagged with switches

Two sides of a safety switch

Swiss researchers have discovered a new, surprising link between chloracne and a molecule that protects cells against stress: if Nrf2 gets out of control, disfiguring cysts form on the skin.

Feb 06, 2014
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Aging impacts epigenome in human skeletal muscle

Our epigenome is a set of chemical switches that turn parts of our genome off and on at strategic times and locations. These switches help alter the way our cells act and are impacted by environmental factors including diet, ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Physicists decode decision circuit of cancer metastasis

Cancer researchers from Rice University have deciphered the operating principles of a genetic switch that cancer cells use to decide when to metastasize and invade other parts of the body. The study found that the on-off ...

Oct 24, 2013
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