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July 16, 2016
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Wie bleibt genetisches Material während der Fortpflanzung intakt?

MolekularbiologInnen erforschen Prozesse beim Ausschneiden und Einfügen von DNA Eltern vererben ihre genetische Information in Form von Chromosomen. Diese sind jedoch nicht einfache Kopien, sondern ein Mosaik aus den beiden Chromosomenkopien, die sie selbst erhalten haben. Die Herstellung dieser Mosaike … Continue reading

October 24, 2014
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Elusive viral ‘machine’ architecture finally rendered

Biologists have worked with the lambda virus as a model system for more than 50 years but they’ve never had an overarching picture of the molecular machines that allow it to insert or remove DNA from the cells that it … Continue reading

January 14, 2014
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Racism May Accelerate Aging in African American Men

UMD-led study is first to link racism-related factors and cellular age COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A new University of Maryland-led study reveals that racism may impact aging at the cellular level. Researchers found signs of accelerated aging in African American … Continue reading

January 13, 2014
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Intimate yeast: Mating and meiosis

Mating and meiosis – the specialized cell division that reduces the number of chromosomes in a cell – are related, but in most yeasts they are regulated separately. Not so in Candida lusitaniae, where the two programs work in unison, … Continue reading

January 24, 2013
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UMass Amherst Cell Biologists Show Molecular Forces Are Key to Proper Cell Division

AMHERST, Mass. – Studies led by cell biologist Thomas Maresca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are revealing new details about a molecular surveillance system that helps detect and correct errors in cell division that can lead to cell death … Continue reading

July 16, 2012
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UCLA Bioengineers Discover Single Cancer Cell Can Produce Up To Five Daughter Cells

Findings could aid researchers in understanding progression of disease It’s well known in conventional biology that during the process of mammalian cell division, or mitosis, a mother cell divides equally into two daughter cells. But when it comes to cancer, … Continue reading

July 5, 2012
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Gecko Feet Don’t Stick Around

The lizards have gained and lost adhesive toes many times Who wouldn’t envy the little gecko as it dashes up a smooth wall or hangs from a ceiling by a toe? An engineer’s dream, gecko feet combine the best of … Continue reading

July 1, 2012
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Chromosome Painting: Discovering beauty in DNA

Everyone has a genetic story. For artist Geraldine Ondrizek, an art professor at Portland’s Reed College, her story begins with the tragic loss of her child to a condition caused by a genetic anomaly. It’s a story that starts with … Continue reading