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2011-09-02 12:14:30

Every cell in the human body contains a complex system to transport essential cargoes such as proteins and membrane vesicles, from point A to point B.

2011-08-29 12:07:09

Most cells rely on structural tethers to position chromosomes in preparation for cell division.

2011-07-05 23:06:32

Many cell types in higher organisms are capable of implementing directed motion in response to the presence of certain chemical attractants in their vicinity.

2011-06-06 12:58:43

Revealing another part of the story of muscle development, Johns Hopkins researchers have shown how the cytoskeleton from one muscle cell builds finger-like projections that invade into another muscle cell’s territory, eventually forcing the cells to combine.

2011-06-03 13:23:15

Almost all bacteria owe their structure to an outer cell wall that interacts closely with the supporting MreB protein inside the cell.

2011-05-31 15:34:58

Researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute have overturned conventional wisdom on how cell movement across all species is controlled, solving the structure of a protein that cuts power to the cell 'motor'.

2011-05-25 21:30:11

With every bodily movement—from the blink of an eye to running a marathon—nerve cells transmit signals to muscle cells.

2011-04-19 15:02:12

New insight into the physiology of cardiac muscle may lead to the development of therapeutic strategies that exploit an inherent protective state of the heart.

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2011-04-12 11:20:00

X-rays shed new light on the regulation of muscle contraction.

2011-03-17 21:02:25

Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced today the publication of preclinical research in the March 18, 2011 issue of the journal Science regarding the activation of cardiac myosin by an investigational drug candidate, omecamtiv mecarbil, and the potential therapeutic role that this novel mechanism may play for patients with systolic heart failure.


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