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Team’s study reveals details of new DNA repair pathway

July 29, 2019

A team of Vanderbilt investigators has discovered how a DNA repair pathway protein shields sites of damage to…
Molecular Sensor Scouts DNA Damage and Supervises Repair

July 23, 2019

In the time it takes you to read this sentence, every cell in your body suffers some form…
Life in evolution’s fast lane

May 22, 2019

Most living things have a suite of genes dedicated to repairing their DNA, limiting the rate at which…
Study identifies how cancer drug inhibits DNA repair in cancer cells

May 16, 2019

According to researchers at Yale Cancer Center, a cancer drug thought to be of limited use possesses a superpower…
Studying DNA Breaks to Protect Future Space Travelers

May 10, 2019

Earth’s atmosphere shields life on the ground from cosmic radiation that can damage DNA.  Astronauts in space have…
Novel DNA repair mechanism maintains human genome

March 27, 2019

University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators have demonstrated that a special structure that forms when DNA is…
Left to right are Emma Steigerwald, Steven Bruckbauer, Jessica Liu, and Illissa (Jasmine) Lancaster. Steigerwald, Liu, and Lancaster are undergraduates in the lab who assisted Bruckbauer with his experiments. Photo by Robin Davies / University of Wisconsin-Madison
Radiation-resistant E. coli evolved in the lab give view into DNA repair

February 28, 2019

Scientists in the University of Wisconsin–Madison Department of Biochemistry are watching evolution happen in real time. In a recent…
Why too much DNA repair can injure tissue

February 15, 2019

DNA-repair enzymes help cells survive damage to their genomes, which arises as a normal byproduct of cell activity…
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