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Minor DNA changes determine hair colour

Hair colour in humans is largely determined by a molecule critical to stem cell function and development, according to a…

New molecule blocks cancer cells in mice

A small molecule, which works by “tricking” proteins into binding with it, has been effective in stopping the growth of cancer…
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Building blocks of life could be formed on comets

No one knows how life began on Earth. But for it to happen, some simple chemical building blocks would have been needed. Many scientists argue the Earth’s violent past, with its massive volcanoes and regular…

Test tube reveals coral’s secrets

Scientists have used test tubes to discover coral’s secret to building their external skeletons. The Rutgers Institute study…

Researchers map tuberculosis pathogen

Researchers in Switzerland have successfully mapped coordinates for all proteins of the tuberculosis pathogen Mycobaterium…

Protein absence may signal breast cancer

A protein necessary for lactation has for the first time been shown to inhibit the critical cellular transition that is an…