Latest Cell communication Stories
Inspired by nature, researchers design tiny, synthetic pores that mimic important features of cellular ion channels and other molecular channels
Tiny pores, or channels, embedded in cell membranes are critical to the healthy functioning of cells.
Brown University biologists have found a new molecule in fruit flies that is key to the information exchange needed to build wings properly.
A new study in the Journal of General Physiology (http://www.jgp.org) provides fresh insight into voltage-gated channels—transmembrane ion channels that play a critical role in the function of neuronal and muscle tissue.
It has long been known that distinctive blue flashes--a type of bioluminescence--that are visible at night in some marine environments are caused by tiny, unicellular plankton known as dinoflagellates..
Just as cell phones and computers transmit data through electronic networks, the cells of your body send and receive chemical messages through molecular pathways.
Revealing how cells communicate, Tel Aviv University research could lead to new cancer drugs and more.
By altering the genetic makeup of normally "unexcitable" cells, Duke University bioengineers have turned them into cells capable of generating and passing electrical current.
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