Oncology & Cancer

Researchers identify potential biomarker for cancer diagnosis

Scientists studying cancer development have known about micronuclei for some time. These erratic, small extra nuclei, which contain fragments, or whole chromosomes that were not incorporated into daughter cells after cell ...

Medical research

Clues point to cause of a rare fat-distribution disease

Studying a protein that gives structure to the nucleus of cells, Johns Hopkins researchers stumbled upon mutations associated with familial partial lipodystrophy (FPLD), a rare disease that disrupts normal patterns of fat ...

Medical research

A step closer to understanding, averting drug resistance

(Medical Xpress) -- The multidrug transporter EmrE functions as an asymmetric antiparallel dimer (molecule with two subunits). Drug (blue) transport from the inside to the outside of the cell membrane is accomplished by exchange ...

Medical research

Discovery could lead ways to prevent herpes spread

(Medical Xpress) -- Herpesviruses are thrifty reproducers -- they only send off their most infectious progeny to invade new cells. Two Cornell virologists recently have discovered how these viruses determine which progeny ...

Genetics

Scientists create new genetic model of premature aging diseases

Working with a group of national and international researchers, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a new genetic model of premature aging disorders that could shed light on ...

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