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Articles in Molecular Biology, the branch of science devoted to studies of the structure, function, and reactions of biomolecules involved in the life processes. It is chiefly concerned with the understanding the interrelationship of DNA, RNA and protein synthesis and learning how these interactions are regulated.

Molecular Biology Articles

Important DNA Repair Mechanism Linked To Premature Aging Yields
New players in the first steps of transcription-coupled repair (TCR), an essential but still mysterious mechanism of DNA repair, were discovered...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

New Gene Regulation Mechanism Discovered
A new kind of messenger RNA molecule that is converted from non-protein coding status to protein coding status in response to cellular stress such as viral infection was discovered.

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Putting Muscle In The Nucleus
The presence of a "molecular motor" inside the nucleus, where it appears to be powering the assembly line that forges RNA messages off of the long DNA templates was found...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Jefferson Scientists Show “Dachshund” Gene Reverts Cancer Genes to Normal, Predicts Breast Cancer Prognosis
Scientists have shown that the activity of a gene that commandeers other cancer-causing genes, returning them to normal, can predict the prognosis of an individual with breast cancer.

Date: 9 Nov 2006, Rating: 2.33

Cellular Dumping Site Is Not Garbage After All
Cells can reuse the chemical messengers that carry genetic information to the machinery that makes proteins. Sometimes cells shuttle the messengers to storage and later reactivate them to make proteins, according to new research...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Cells Are Resourceful When It Comes To Copying DNA, Even When The DNA Is Damaged
Billions of cells divide every day in our bodies to replace those that wear out. To be able to do so, their DNA must be copied...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Targeting Transcription: New Insights Into Turning Genes On
The 35,000 or so genes within a human cell are something like players on a sports team: If their activity isn't controlled and coordinated, the result can be disastrous...

Date: 10 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Viral Discovery and Sequence Recovery Using DNA Microarrays
The advent of the DNA-microarray based methods has led to discovery and identification of many emerging infectious agents particulary virus, including its genomic sequence.

Date: 12 Jun 2006, Rating: 4.20, 9 pages

Osteoarthritis may be sign of faster 'biological ageing'
Osteoarthritis, the degenerative inflammatory bone disease, may be a sign of faster "biological ageing," suggests research.

Date: 2 Oct 2006, Rating: 4.00

More GC Means More RNA
More GC Means More RNA
Richard Robinson

The genetic code that dictates the translation of RNA triplets into amino acids is rife with synonyms.

Date: 9 Jun 2006, Rating: 7.78

When it comes to gene transcription, random pauses aren’t quite so random, study finds
team found that a molecule of RNAP makes frequent pauses at specific sites along the DNA double helix.

Date: 16 Jun 2006, Rating: 6.92