Medical research

Stress wakes up sleeping herpes viruses – but how?

Hiding their DNA genome inside the nuclei of the infected cells, the herpes viruses establish a lifelong infection in humans. Poorly defined stress conditions are known to wake up these parasites from their latent phase and ...

Medical research

Absence of transcription factor unleashes blood vessel growth

Blood vessels play an important role throughout life. Their growth determines whether organs are supplied with nutrients in a timely manner during embryonic development. In adulthood, the development of new blood vessels ...


New class of RNA tumor suppressors identified

A pair of RNA molecules originally thought to be no more than cellular housekeepers are deleted in over a quarter of common human cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Breast cancer ...

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