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How an Enzyme and Proteins Work Together To Tidy Up DNA in Dividing Cells

Researchers have described the way an enzyme called Polα-primase interacts with proteins to maintain telomeres, the protective caps at the end of chromosomes.
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Mechanism That Shapes Centromere Distribution Uncovered

The mechanisms of centromere distribution have been a mystery since the 1800's, but a team of researchers has thrown new light on how centromeres are configured in the nucleus.
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Common Viruses Could Be Triggering Alzheimer’s Disease Onset

A new study by researchers at the University of Oxford and Tufts University suggests that the onset of Alzheimer’s disease may be triggered by the activation of two common viruses.
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Pinpointing Consciousness in the Animal Brain

Bidirectional pathways in the brain have been shown to support consciousness, enabling scientists to identify the regions of the brain where consciousness is likely to reside.
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Cells That Control Hunger Affect Brain Structure and Function

Researchers have identified that cells in the hypothalamus play a major role in affecting the structure and function of the prefrontal cortex – the area of the brain dysregulated in several psychiatric illnesses.
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What Drives T Cells To Guard the Intestines?

Cells in the gut send secret messages to the immune system. Thanks to new research, we can finally get a look at what they’re saying.
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Study Shows Early Childhood Exposure to Antibiotics Can Cause Asthma and Allergies

A new study has provided strong evidence showing that exposure to antibiotics in early childhood kills healthy bacteria in the digestive tract and can cause asthma and allergies.
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Gene Responsible for Deadly Brain Tumors Also Causes Childhood Cancers

Researchers have identified that the gene responsible for glioblastoma also drives the development of soft tissue cancers in children.
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DNA Repair Kit Successfully Fixes Hereditary Disease in Cells

Genetic mutations which cause a debilitating hereditary kidney disease affecting children and young adults have been fixed in patient-derived kidney cells using a potentially game-changing DNA repair-kit. The advance, developed by University of Bristol scientists, is published in Nucleic Acids Research.
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Tiny Robot Made From DNA Gets Up Close and Personal With Cell Processes

A nanoscale robot made entirely of DNA has been designed to apply force within cells, giving researchers an insight into how mechanical force regulates cellular processes.
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