News: mRNA

ASCB Honors Wente

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Susan Wente, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Research and professor of Cell & Developmental Biology, is the recipient of the 2011 Women in Cell Biology Senior Career Recognition Award from the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB). The award is given to senior researchers “whose outstanding scientific achievements are coupled with a long-standing record of […]

Life in the Hands of a DEAD-Box Protein

Friday, July 29th, 2011

If one thinks of DNA – stored in the nucleus – as the “master blueprint” for building functional cells, then the RNA copy of each gene can be considered the “instruction sheet” for each individual job. Many RNAs, after being carefully copied from the DNA, must move out into the cell cytoplasm to serve their […]