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Malfunction in Cancer-Preventing NONO Protein Worsens Effects of UV Radiation

Health : Newswise Medical News

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular mechanism - a function of the NONO protein - whereby cells protect their genome from the detrimental effect of UV radiation and govern DNA replication in cellular mitosis. A recent study in...

'Water bear' protein shields human DNA from X-rays: researchers

Academics / Biology : Physorg: Biology

A protein unique to a miniscule creature called a water bear, reputedly the most indestructible animal on Earth, protects human DNA from X-ray damage, stunned researchers reported Tuesday.

World’s hardiest animal has evolved radiation shield for its DNA

Academics / General Science : CultureLab

Tough ‘water bears’ defy intense radiation by apparently wrapping their genetic material in a bizarre protein that can also protect human cells

Scientists have worked out how this tiny bear-like creature is indestructible — and it could help shield people from radiation

Technology / Technology Industry News : Silicon Alley Insider

A new protein discovered in tardigrades — or water bears if you want to use their cuter name — helps shield them from harmful radiation, making them virtually indestructible. And researchers hope their new finding could be used to p...

Water bears' latest superpower: proteins that protect them from radiation

Health : The Checkup

Tardigrades might have evolved unique proteins to protect DNA from radiation. Could they work on humans, too?

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