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News Articles for 2020

Graduate Student Ilinca Ciubotariu recipient of The Puskas Memorial Fellowship.

Graduate Student Ilinca Ciubotariu recipient of The Puskas Memorial Fellowship.
2020-03-02

Ilinca Ciubotariu is the recipient of The Puskas Memorial Fellowship, a prestigious faculty-nominated fellowship awarded to graduate students who demonstrate outstanding performance and who maintain a connection to Romania.

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Pancreatic cancer 'time machine’ exposes plot twist in cell growth and invasion

Pancreatic cancer 'time machine’ exposes plot twist in cell growth and invasion
2020-02-13

Invasive cancer sprouts from an artificial pancreatic duct engineered by Purdue University researchers. The cell bodies are stained magenta and the nuclei are stained blue. (Purdue University image/Stephanie Venis, Hye-ran Moon and Bumsoo Han)

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The road not taken: host infection status influences parasite host-choice

The road not taken: host infection status influences parasite host-choice
2020-01-15

Two roads diverged in a green pond And some parasites take the road less parasitized

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Morris Levy recipient of Purdue's 2020 Dreamer Award

Morris Levy recipient of Purdue's 2020 Dreamer Award
2020-01-15

Biological Sciences professor emeritus Morris Levy is a recipient of Purdue's 2020 Dreamer Award.

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HIV chromatin is a preferred target for drugs that bind in the DNA minor groove

HIV chromatin is a preferred target for drugs that bind in the DNA minor groove
2020-01-15

The major challenge in current HIV research is the development of methods to eliminate the replication competent HIV provirus that has integrated as a double stranded DNA molecule within the host cell chromatin. This viral reservoir is activated upon session of antiviral drug therapy giving rise to new rounds of replication and the resumption of active infection. CRISPR/Cas9-based HIV-1/AIDS therapeutic strategies have been suggested as the best way to inactivate the HIV sequences in the genome but recent studies have shown that nucleosomes can strongly inhibit CRISPR-Cas9 targeting and cleavage efficiency. Our recent studies provide a way to circumvent this limitation.

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Luo Lab research published in the EMBO Journal

Luo Lab research published in the EMBO Journal
2020-01-07

Ubiquitination involved in the attachment of the 76-residue ubiquitin protein to target proteins play essential roles in many cellular processes, particularly immunity.

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