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2013-01-07 10:59:04

Scientists know that cells in all higher organisms cells need to bind to each other for the development, architecture, maintenance and function of tissues.

2012-01-17 22:38:41

New research explains how cells regulate their bonds during the development of new blood vessels.

2011-03-11 17:07:40

In biology, the key to a healthy life is organization.

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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