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2011-03-07 12:23:17

From grinding heavy metal to soothing ocean waves, the sounds we hear are all perceptible thanks to the vibrations felt by tiny molecular motors in the hair cells of the inner ear.

2011-03-02 13:53:14

Many materials, when observed over a sufficiently long period of time, show changes in their mechanical properties.

2011-02-16 15:25:36

Muscle, aptly enough, is born of cellular bullying, and not mutual consent.

2011-02-15 19:44:22

New research sheds light on the interaction between the semi-flexible protein tropomyosin and actin thin filaments.

2011-01-17 12:29:30

In a technique that could eventually shed light on how gene expression influences human disease, scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have for the first time ever successfully visualized single molecules of naturally-occurring messenger RNA (mRNA) transcribed in living mammalian cells.

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2010-12-20 10:35:58

New model system for examining plastics properties.

2010-12-07 15:36:06

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered a central switch that controls whether cells move or remain stationary.

2010-11-22 19:17:18

A new study reveals that muscle cells fuse together during development by poking "fingers" into each other to help break down the membranes separating them.

2010-10-15 16:32:31

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School have gained insight into how different types of age-related hearing loss may occur in humans.

2010-09-27 17:33:42

Researchers have shown that LIM kinase (LIMK), an important regulator of actin cytoskeleton dynamics, plays a key role in cancer metastasis.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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