Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify potential cancer target

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dartmouth Medical School researchers have found two proteins that work in concert to ensure proper chromosome segregation during cell division. Their study is in the January 2009 issue of the journal Nature ...

Medical research

Ladies, this is why fertility declines with age

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM) have discovered a possible new explanation for female infertility. Thanks to cutting-edge microscopy techniques, they observed for the first time ...

Oncology & Cancer

New link seen between gene fusion and bladder cancer

(HealthDay)—The fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) transforming acidic coiled-coil containing protein 3 (TACC3) (FT3) gene fusion recruits endogenous TACC3 away from the mitotic spindle, resulting in errors in ...

Oncology & Cancer

New insight into cancer defense mechanism

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have identified a new mechanism which gives a better understanding of cancer development. The results have just been published in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Medical research

Study unmasks regulator of healthy life span

A new series of studies in mouse models by Mayo Clinic researchers uncovered that the aging process is characterized by high rates of whole-chromosome losses and gains in various organs, including heart, muscle, kidney and ...

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Chromosome segregation

Chromosome segregation is a step in cell reproduction or division, where chromosomes pair off with their similar homologous chromosome. In mitosis, a complete copy of each one is made. In meiosis, one chromosome from each pair migrates to opposite ends of the cell and the genes are split to make a gamete.

For more information see the Cell Cycle.

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