Human blood serum is cellular buffet of different biological molecules sampled continuously from every tissue of the body. So it’s not surprising that many researchers have attempted to identify biomarkers in serum that reflect a particular physiological or disease state. Most of these potential biomarkers are proteins (important-yes, exciting-not really), but Zvi Bentwich, Ayelet Chajut, […]
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Some might recall playing with Mr. Potato Head as a child (or maybe earlier this morning). By sticking different noses, mouths, eyes, shoes, or other accessories on the basic potato head module, you could generate a variety of silly-looking spuds. Similarly, the interaction of different accessory proteins with the miRNA-argonaute complex might determine the fate […]
OK this one is a week old, but we love a paper that addresses epigenetic regulation of epigenetic regulators, so we couldn’t resist a recent PNAS report that identified a miRNA DNA methylation signature for human cancer metastasis. Like proteins, miRNAs act as oncogenes, tumor suppressors, and metastatic mediators, and their expression can be influenced […]
As a post-doctoral fellow in 1997, Karolin Luger burst onto the chromatin scene with the now classic Nature cover story, “Structure of the nucleosome core particle at 2.8 Å resolution” [Nature 1997, 389, 251−260]. A native of Austria, Dr. Luger joined the faculty at Colorado State University in 1999, where she is an HHM Investigator. […]
In 1967, Joan Argetsinger Steitz received her Ph.D. from Harvard University, where she conducted her doctoral research on RNA bacteriophage in the lab of Dr. James Watson. As a post-doc at Cambridge, Dr. Steitz studied ribosome binding sites in mRNA. In 1970, she joined the faculty at Yale and began her groundbreaking and now famous […]