Proper cell division is important, but there are many ways for it to go awry.
Enzyme may hold key to keeping malignant cells in check
Scientists have long studied the process of meiosis, the type of cell division that produces egg and sperm cells. But a full understanding of the process, which is known to play a key role in causing birth defects such as Down syndrome, has remained elusive. Led by Michael Dresser, M.D., Ph.D., a team of scientists […]
Scientists have long known that the autoimmune disease lupus disproportionately strikes women. And though they have searched for a genetic link between the disease and the X chromosome—women carry two, while men carry only one—they’ve not found one. Until now. Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation scientist Amr Sawalha, M.D., has discovered an association between a gene […]