Dr. Lyubchenko unravels DNA strand, catches it on videoIn many ways, our DNA acts like a yo-yo. It unwinds and then winds up so quickly that no one has seen it -- until now.
|Yuri Lyubchenko, Ph.D.|
Yuri Lyubchenko, Ph.D., professor of pharmaceutical science, has found a way to unravel the long DNA strand using an electrostatic charge and has captured that action on video. His discovery may lead to the successful application of gene therapy.
"It's important to study the interactions of proteins with DNA so we understand how numerous biological processes occur," he said. "We need to know how to make the genetic code more accessible to proteins so it will be easier to replace, repair or regulate a faulty gene."
Read more about Dr. Lyubchenko's research in the latest edition of UNMC Discover.