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Polyomavirus BK and prostate cancer: a complex interaction of potential clinical relevance.

Several studies combining together with BK polyomavirus and prostate cancer suggested that this virus may utilize its oncogenic activity at the early stages of cancer development. 124 more words

Gene Expression

Why Can Same Mutations Cause Different Phenotypes?

Answer: Natural Variation in Gene Expression

A study published in Cell has made important progress in helping us understand why people with the same disease-causing genetic mutation may be affected entirely differently, with variable prognoses of disease onset and severity. 146 more words

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An unusual viral RNA activity provides clues about why it's essential for causing disease

By Stephanie Moon, PhD

post-doctoral research associate, University of Colorado-Boulder

As a post-doctoral researcher in a molecular biology lab, I am motivated to discover the root causes of disease by studying how cells (the living “building blocks” of our bodies) react to harmful conditions or infectious agents. 1,558 more words


Microgeographic population genetic structure of Baylisascaris procyonis - The Grand River is a barrier to gene flow.

Baylisascaris procyonis, the raccoon roundworm, is being progressively recognized for its zoonotic and public health importance. Fine-scale genetics analyses of this species have been delayed due to a lack of appropriate genetic marker. 85 more words

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Are your Antioxidant supplements making you weaker?

In a follow-up to my previous post on hormesis, I will now explore what science says about a multi-billion dollar industry. We have been marketed to by anti-oxidant supplements for years, with their health and longevity benefits being touted no end. 813 more words


From genome to transcriptome: new layers of gene expression

by Dulguun Amgalan

The field of molecular biology, as its name implies, is the study of life at the molecular scale. Living things are made of cells, and each one of these basic units of living matter is a complex molecular machine, in which macromolecules such as nucleic acids, polysaccharides and proteins interact together to generate a metabolic process we know as “life”. 1,306 more words