Scientists discover one of the mechanisms by which cells grow

Left, atomic structure of RNA polymerase I in its inactive form - homodimer; Right, atomic structure of RNA polymerase I in its active form -heterodimer with Rrn3-. (Carlos Fernández-Tornero CIB/CSIC and Oriol Gallego, IRB Barcelona)

The local newspaper “Diari de Girona” publishes an article about the discovery of a mechanism responsible for halting protein synthesis when cells are deprived of nutrients. This discovery has been made by researchers at the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) in Madrid and Salamanca and at IRB Barcelona.

Published in the journal eLife, the study paves the way to regulating cell growth and has clear implications for research into new treatments for cancer.