What if we could, say, regrow an arm, all by turning on and regulating specific genes?
It is possible that unmodified images might have a less deleterious effect on body image than retouched images.
The Strauss Lab studies DNA repair, base-excision repair, which involves the recognition, excision, and replacement of damaged DNA bases.
It is so exciting to be involved in such important academic research that could provide groundbreaking new information about the DNA repair mechanism.
I was soon to learn that doing research on campus was an incredible and highly beneficial experience.
This experience taught me so much about pharmacology research itself.
Most cancers are caused by a breakdown of a signaling pathway in a cell, causing miscommunication and uncontrolled cell replication – creating tumors.
These salamanders are the superheroes of the amphibian world– impervious to cancer and able to completely regenerate missing limbs without scarring.
Professor Bianxiao Cui’s lab is on the cutting edge of truly diverse research, including optogenetic control of cellular mechanisms, axonal transport, and nanotechnology.
It might seem strange for cells to have mechanisms for destroying “p53″, a protein so important for preventing tumors.