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First detailed picture of a cancer-related cell enzyme in action on a chromosome unit

29 October 2014 — A landmark study to be published in the October 30, 2014 print edition of the journal Nature provides new insight into the function of an enzyme related to the BRCA1 breast cancer protein. The study by a team at Penn State University is the first to produce a detailed working image of an enzyme in the Polycomb Repressive Complex 1 (PRC1) -- a group that regulates cell development and is associated with many types of cancer.

Krishna Kanti Dey Awarded First Prize at Postdoc Research Exhibition (1 October 2014)

Predicting the Future of Antarctic Ice (30 September 2014)

Growing anatomically human kidney tubes from skin cells to fight kidney disease (Event Date: 26 September 2014) (100 Life Sciences Building, the Berg Auditorium, from 26 September 2014 03:30 PM to 26 September 2014 05:00 PM)

Smallest Possible Diamonds Form Ultra-thin Nanothreads (21 September 2014)

Mystery of rare 5-hour space explosion explained with help from US/Russia and US/UK/Italy satellites (17 September 2014)

Rethinking the Basic Science of Graphene Synthesis (7 September 2014)

Niel Brandt Named Verne M. Willaman Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2 September 2014)

Mark Maroncelli Receives Joel Henry Hildebrand Award in the Theoretical and Experimental Chemistry of Liquids (28 August 2014)

Eric Feigelson Awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement (26 August 2014)

Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts (22 August 2014)

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