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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.

Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis (20 August 2014)

Miriam Freedman Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award (20 August 2014)

Penn State is a Member of the New $678 million Telescope Now Approved for Construction (18 August 2014)

Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest (18 August 2014)

C. R. Rao Receives 38th Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (18 August 2014)

Penn State Joins New Project to Map the Universe (12 August 2014)

Jeffrey Oliver to Represent Penn State's Eberly College of Science as Student Marshal at Summer Commencement 2014 (6 August 2014)

Impact of Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Coral Communities Is Deeper and Broader than Predicted (28 July 2014)

The Birth of Topological Spintronics (23 July 2014)

Boal Named 2014 Searle Scholar (22 July 2014)

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