Latest Cell cycle Stories
The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm.
Blocking certain enzymes in the cell may prevent cancer cell division and growth.
A seemingly obscure gene in the female fruit fly that is only active in cells that will become eggs has led researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research to the discovery of a atypical protein that lures, traps, and inactivates the powerful Polo kinase, widely considered the master regulator of cell division.
Cell aging, or cellular senescence, has an important role in the natural physiological response to tumor development.
Anthrax uses a receptor on the surface of cells to inject its lethal toxins.
Recently biologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by Wei-lih Lee have identified a new molecular player in asymmetric cell division, a regulatory protein named She1 whose role in chromosome- and spindle positioning wasn't known before.
Milk consumption has been linked to improved health, with decreased risks of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon cancer.
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center and colleagues at the University of South Florida have discovered a mechanism that explains how some cancer cells “hijack” a biological process to potentially activate cell growth and the survival of cancer gene expression.
It's a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle?
Scientists at the Stowers Institute of Medical Research have developed an innovative method to count the number of fluorescent molecules in a cluster and then applied the novel approach to settle a debate rampant among cell biologists—namely, how DNA twists into a unique chromosomal structure called the centromere.