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2010-09-21 21:58:20

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered that a protein, zyxin, is necessary for the maintenance and repair of the cell's cytoskeleton, or internal framework, which serves as the muscle and bone of the cell.

2010-09-14 12:26:46

Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have uncovered how a structural component inside neurons performs two coordinated dance moves when the connections between neurons are strengthened.

2010-09-01 20:57:00

For the casual observer it is fascinating to watch the orderly and seemingly choreographed motion of hundreds or even thousands of fish, birds or insects.

2010-08-26 12:57:12

Functioning much like gears in a machine, cellular motor proteins are critical to dynamic functions throughout the body, including muscle contraction, cell migration and cellular growth processes.

2010-08-25 14:54:23

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have discovered a mechanism that plays a critical role in the formation of long-term memory.

2010-07-07 12:42:14

In this study, Shuichi Takeda at Nagoya University and colleagues present the X-ray crystal structures of the actin capping protein (CP) complexed with its inhibitors, V-1 and CARMIL, and demonstrate that the two regulators modulate the filament capping activity in very different manners.

2010-06-29 03:20:03

There are major shifts underway in understanding the physiological mechanisms that control muscle contraction, a field that has been the focus of intense research for centuries.

2010-06-22 01:59:57

The APC protein serves as the colon's guardian, keeping tumors at bay.

2010-05-14 08:13:12

University of Pennsylvania bioengineers have demonstrated that the cells that line blood vessels respond to mechanical forces — the microscopic tugging and pulling on cellular structures — by reinforcing and growing their connections, thus creating stronger adhesive interactions between neighboring cells.

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2010-04-26 14:22:53

Cancer cells need all three of their cytoskeletons—actin, microtubules, and intermediate filaments—to metastasize, according to a study published online on April 26 in the Journal of Cell Biology.


Word of the Day
ultimo
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
  • In the month which preceded the present; in the last month, as distinguished from the current or present month and all others.
The word 'ultimo' comes from the Latin phrase 'ultimo mense', 'in the last month'.
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