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Cancer Cells May Streamline Their Genomes in Order to Proliferate More Easily

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Research from the Stowers Institute provides evidence suggesting that cancer cells might streamline their genomes in order to proliferate more easily. The study, conducted in both human and mouse cells, shows that cancer genomes lose copies of...
19-Jun-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Selfish Gene Acts as Both Poison and Antidote to Eliminate Competition

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Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in collaboration with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center researchers have identified an unprecedented genetic survival strategy that would be right at home in an Agatha Christie murder...
20-Jun-2017 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Genetic Cross-Talk Key to Cell Balance

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In a study published in the June 5, 2017, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Stowers scientists Bony De Kumar, Ph.D., and Robb Krumlauf, Ph.D., provide evidence of direct cross-regulatory feedback, or cross-talk, between...
31-May-2017 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Polymerases Pause to Help Mediate the Flow of Genetic Information

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Stop-and-go traffic is typically a source of frustration, an unneccesary hold-up on the path from point A to point B. But when it comes to the molecular machinery that copies our DNA into RNA, a stop right at the beginning of the path may actually...
17-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Uncovering New Relationships and Organizational Principles in Protein Interaction Networks

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Proteins, those basic components of cells and tissues, carry out many biological functions by working with partners in networks. The dynamic nature of these networks – where proteins interact with different partners at different times and in...
6-Mar-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Possible Key to Regeneration Found in Planaria’s Origins

A new report from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research chronicles the embryonic origins of planaria, providing new insight into the animal's remarkable regenerative abilities.
13-Feb-2017 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Finding Reveals Battle Behind Gene Expression

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The complex process regulating gene expression is often compared to following a recipe. Miss a genetic ingredient, or add it in the wrong order, and you could have a disaster on your hands.
15-Dec-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Points to Orb2 as a Physical Substrate for Memory Strength, Retention

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How do you remember what happened today in the weeks and months that follow? Researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research have answered a piece of that question in a recent study.
2-Dec-2016 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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