Latest Biological membrane Stories
A new way of looking at a cell's surface reveals the distribution of small molecules in the cell membrane, changing the understanding of its organization.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have determined how two proteins help create organelles, or specialized subunits within a cell, that play a vital role in maintaining cell health.
Boosting the activity of a vitamin-sensitive cell adhesion pathway has the potential to counteract the muscle degeneration and reduced mobility caused by muscular dystrophies.
Researchers explain 'hydration repulsion' between biomembranes
Two Michigan State University researchers have invented a protein purifier that could help pharmaceutical companies save time and money.
Why does inhaling anesthetics cause unconsciousness?
In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides.
Chemists have taken an important step in making artificial life forms from scratch.
Opening up a new door in synthetic biology, a team of researchers has developed a microfluidic device that produces a continuous supply of tiny lipid spheres that are similar in many ways to a cell's outer membrane.
Neurofibrillary tangles – odd, twisted clumps of protein found within nerve cells – are a pathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
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