Oxidative stress response: One of the many jobs of tumor-suppressor p53

At its most dramatic, oxidative stress can rend DNA in two and predispose cells to mutations that ultimately result in cancer. But the less bombastic effects of reactive oxygen molecules are no less damaging, as they likely play a central role in the world’s number one killer, vascular disease, causing stroke and heart attack among

Could marmosets become the new standard in animal models?

In biomedical science, rodents are the old stalwarts: they’re cheap, easy to care for, have lives short enough to allow us to observe them over the course of a couple of years, and it’s fairly easy to produce a population of mice with whatever sort of genetic mutation we could want. But while they’re at…

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