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February 23, 2018
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Birth of a New Protein: How Evolution Does More Than Tinker

A UA-led team has found that a protein from a new gene can fold like more ancient proteins, contrary to what had been believed. A yeast protein that evolved from scratch can fold into a three-dimensional shape — contrary to … Continue reading

March 6, 2014
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Berkeley Lab Startup Wants to Know How Damaged Your DNA Is

Exogen can check the DNA health not only of an individual but that of an entire region, thus answering questions on the impact of environmental events. Currently if a scientist or doctor wanted to measure the level of a person’s … Continue reading

January 9, 2013
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How Computers Push on the Molecules They Simulate

Berkeley Lab bioscientists and their colleagues decipher a far-reaching problem in computer simulations Because modern computers have to depict the real world with digital representations of numbers instead of physical analogues, to simulate the continuous passage of time they have … Continue reading

October 17, 2012
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New Insights into How Genetic Differences among Individuals Influence Breast Cancer Risk from Low-Dose Radiation

Berkeley Lab research could lead to new ways to ID women who have higher risk of breast cancer from low-dose radiation Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have identified tissue mechanisms that may … Continue reading

August 22, 2012
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Doing Science to Teach Science

A summer of research at Berkeley Lab gives high school teachers a jump start on science. High school science teachers face a perennial problem: how to make science real and exciting to their students. But for Berkeley High School teacher … Continue reading

January 15, 2012
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New Information on the Waste-Disposal Units of Living Cells

*Berkeley Researchers Provide Detailed Look at Proteasome’s Regulatory Particle* Important new information on one of the most critical protein machines in living cells has been reported by a team of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National … Continue reading

May 5, 2011
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UF Researchers Find Quiet Protein Speaks Loudly in Fight Against Cancer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When a movie character says, “It’s too quiet,” that’s usually a sign something bad may happen. Now, University of Florida researchers have discovered that when variations of a certain protein in our cells are too quiet, it … Continue reading

August 22, 2010
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U of T researcher discovers key protein involved in DNA repair

*Discovery gives insight into the way cells protect their own genetic material*  In a groundbreaking study, U of T researchers including Professors Daniel Durocher, Anne‐Claude Gingras and Frank Sicheri have uncovered a protein called OTUB1 that blocks DNA damage in … Continue reading