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04 Sep Years of research leads to first payoff

A new study from Scripps Research Chemist Matthew Disney, Ph.D., shows that by targeting an essential biomolecule that surges in failing heart muscle, it may be possible to one day heal damaged heart tissue with medication. In a study published Monday in the journal Nature Chemistry,...

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04 Sep Teasing out the secrets of cell repair units

Chemical lesions in the genetic material DNA can have catastrophic consequences for cells, and even for the organism concerned. This explains why the efficient identification and rapid repair of DNA damage are vital for survival. DNA-protein crosslinks (DPCs), which are formed when proteins are adventitiously...

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