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Latest Cell cycle Stories

2013-05-24 13:54:15

University of Montreal researchers have discovered a novel molecular mechanism that can potentially slow the progression of some cancers and other diseases of abnormal growth.

2013-05-06 20:35:12

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.

2013-04-25 20:25:22

Blocking certain enzymes in the cell may prevent cancer cell division and growth.

2013-03-13 18:06:19

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.

2012-12-12 23:08:52

Cell aging, or cellular senescence, has an important role in the natural physiological response to tumor development.

2012-12-03 16:04:03

Anthrax uses a receptor on the surface of cells to inject its lethal toxins.

2012-11-09 11:08:49

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.

2012-10-04 10:35:06

Milk consumption has been linked to improved health, with decreased risks of diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and colon cancer.

2012-08-14 12:02:29

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.

2012-08-06 10:36:42

It's a longstanding question in biology: How do cells know when to progress through the cell cycle?


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.