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Diabetic Fruit Flies May Unlock Secrets in Humans

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
fruit fly embryo

Fruit flies may be small, but the genetic secrets they can unlock for humans are mighty. In the current issue of the journal Development, Michigan State University researchers…

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Melatonin Boost a Key to Fighting Breast Cancer

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
David Arnosti

Melatonin, a hormone produced in the human brain, appears to suppress the growth of breast cancer tumors. Researchers at Michigan State University published this finding in the current…

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Do Genes Express Themselves Through Poetry?

Monday, May 9, 2016
David Arnosti: close-up of gene

A new study from Michigan State University makes inroads in learning to “read” the genome, a key goal of modern biology. The results were published eLife, show that…

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Tumor Suppressor Protein Found to Regulate ‘Cell Migration’

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Sandhya Payankaulam

In new research led by Michigan State University and featured in the current issue of Scientific Reports, researchers have discovered that polarity genes, which – among other functions – create…

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Proteins ‘Practice’ Before Changing Chromosomes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Drosophila

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players. But in research appearing in the…

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CRISPR Targeting for Germline Transmission in Drosophila

Monday, February 9, 2015

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