Monthly Archives: June 2017

Cancer cells restructure genomes to reproduce more easily

Contributed by Nguyet Kong A group at Stowers Institute in Kansas City recently published their study in PLos Genetics describing that cancer cells restructuring in the ribosomal DNA to more easily reproduce copies. The rDNA cellular functions include regulating gene expression, chromosome organization, and chromatin factors. There not much known about the stability of rDNA, […]

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Climate Change and the Microbiome

Contributed by Azarene Foutouhi While the ecological implications of climate change are well established, recent studies have pointed to changes in the microbiome as a casualty of the warming Earth. Studies testing the effects of temperature changes on the gut microbiomes of ectotherms such as lizards, temperature increases resulted in significant changes in microbiome composition. […]

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