News tagged with dna damage response

Improving radiotherapy for brain cancers

Dr Ross Carruthers has recently been awarded a CRUK Clinican Scientist Fellowship. A consultant radiation oncologist, now based at the University of Glasgow, he plans to investigate DNA damage response mechanisms in glioblastoma, ...

Jun 21, 2017
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May repairs full of mistakes develop into cancer?

A group of researchers at Osaka University found that if DNA damage response (DDR) does not work when DNA is damaged by radiation, proteins which should be removed remain instead, and a loss of genetic information can be ...

May 24, 2016
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Gene switch may repair DNA and prevent cancer

A team of scientists in Japan has found that a DNA modification called 5hmC – thought to be involved in turning genes on and off – localizes at sites of DNA damage and repair. They also found that a family of recently ...

Feb 11, 2016
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