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DNA repair: Pincer attack

First the scaffold is cracked, then defective parts are removed: Cells repair damaged DNA by a different mechanism than so far assumed, as chemists have shown.

Aug 6th, 2015

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Watching a tumor grow in real-time

The ability to visualize and characterize the composition of a tumour in detail during its development can provide valuable insights in order to target appropriate therapeutics. Researchers now have visualized and quantified the growth and composition of breast tumours over time in a living animal.

Jul 31st, 2015

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Researchers design first artificial ribosome

Researchers have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ribosome may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials and lead to a better understanding of how ribosomes function.

Jul 29th, 2015

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