How to drive DNA knots with an electric potential
24.07.2014

DNA has the habit of getting tangled and forming knots. Scientists study these knots to understand their function and learn how to disentangle them (e.g. useful for gene sequencing techniques).


A new cellular waste control pathway with relevance for human neurodegenerative diseases
23.07.2014

Several human neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease but also ageing, are linked to an accumulation of abnormal and aggregated proteins in cells.


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