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Normal Fat Tissue Metabolism

By | December 6, 2012

Adipose tissue plays an immune role in individuals of normal wieght.

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A Better Way to PCR

By | November 1, 2012

Using agarose gel and emulsification with oil, researchers can increase the volume of PCR reactions.

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Picking a Winner

By | November 1, 2012

New noninvasive imaging methods using quantitative image-analysis software could help clinicians more rapidly choose successful embryos after in vitro fertilization.

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PUFAs At Work

By | November 1, 2012

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), function in both enzymatic and nonenzymatic pathways to regulate gene expression.

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The Epigenetic Lnc

By | October 1, 2012

Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa

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Biofuels by the Numbers

By | July 1, 2012

Of the many available no- or low-carbon methods to harvest energy, including wind, geothermal, hydroelectric, and solar approaches, conversion of plant biomass to liquid fuels is the most cost-effective strategy.

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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By | July 1, 2012

Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role

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Ubiquitin basics

By | July 1, 2012

Despite its discovery as a protein that seems to show up everywhere, at least in eukaryotic cells, researchers are only beginning to scratch the surface of all of the cellular functions involving ubiquitin. 

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Delivering New Genes

By | June 1, 2012

Gene therapies typically involve the introduction of genetic material into target cells to replace or supplement an existing, usually dysfunctional, gene. 

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Digging the Underground Life

By | June 1, 2012

A rare peek inside the subterranean home of the naked mole-rat

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