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Monthly Archives: November 2017

The Structure Of XPD Sheds Light On Cancer And Aging

The role of a unique DNA-repair protein in multiple diseases Berkeley, CA – The protein XPD is one component of an essential repair mechanism that maintains the integrity of DNA. XPD is unique, however, in that pinpoint mutations of this single protein are responsible for three different human diseases: in xeroderma pigmentosum, extreme sensitivity to…

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DNA: New Study Shows How Genetic Repair Mechanism Helps Seal DNA Breaks

The study was published in the October 20, 2006 issue of the journal Molecular Cell “These results are exciting because they reveal for the first time how these proteins can dynamically assemble and change their shape to join DNA ends during DNA replication and repair,” said a senior author of the paper John Tainer, who…

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Cytokinin Analysis: Sample Preparation and Quantification

Cytokinins are a group of phytohormones discovered about half a decade ago by Miller et al. (1955) and Skoog et al. (1965). Since then they were found to participate in many plant physiological processes, including the regulation of the source/sink transitions, plant growth and organ development, responses to environmental conditions such as light, nutrient and…

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Follow your diabetes meal plan

Make a diabetes meal plan with help from your health care team. Following a meal plan will help you manage your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Choose fruits and vegetables, beans, whole grains, chicken or turkey without the skin, fish, lean meats, and nonfat or low-fat milk and cheese. Drink water instead of sugar-sweetened…

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Cope with your diabetes in healthy ways

Feeling stressed, sad, or angry is common when you live with diabetes. Stress can raise your blood glucose levels, but you can learn ways to lower your stress. Try deep breathing, gardening, taking a walk, doing yoga, meditating, doing a hobby, or listening to your favorite music. Consider taking part in a diabetes education program…

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