Home / Latest News / Genetic (page 4)

Genetic

A protein that crosslinks the DNA

A protein that crosslinks the DNA

A protein that crosslinks the DNA to allow proper nuclear envelope reformation. Every one of our cells stores its genome within the nucleus — the quintessential subcellular structure that distinguishes eukaryotic cells from bacteria. When animal cells divide, they disassemble their nucleus, releasing individual chromosomes for proper segregation to daughter …

Read More »

Carbohydrates in human milk possess antibacterial properties

Bacteria Biofilm

Mother’s milk, which consists of a complex and continually changing blend of proteins, fats and sugars, helps protect babies against bacterial infections. In the past, scientists have concentrated their search for the source of its antibacterial properties on the proteins it contains. However, an interdisciplinary team of chemists and doctors …

Read More »

artificial silk could be suitable for engineering cardiac tissue

Spider Silk

Ever more people are suffering from cardiac insufficiency, despite significant advances in preventing and minimising damage to the heart. The main cause of reduced cardiac functionality lies in the irreversible loss of cardiac muscle cells due to disease, especially ischaemic diseases such as cardiac infarction. There is still no treatment …

Read More »