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2010-04-28 13:15:00

Thanks to an interdisciplinary team of researchers, scientists now have a more complete understanding of one of the human body’s most vital structures: the red blood cell.

2010-04-15 07:50:24

Location, location, location determines a protein's role.

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2010-04-01 13:50:24

For the first time, researchers have created a way to implant an inorganic device into a cell wall without damaging it.

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2010-03-29 14:58:12

A Brazilian scorpion has provided researchers at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University insight into venom’s effects on the ability of certain cells to release critical components.

2010-03-23 11:35:00

To engineer better, more productive crops and develop new drugs to combat disease, scientists look at how the sensor-laden membranes surrounding cells control nutrient and water uptake, secrete toxins, and interact with the environment and neighboring cells to affect growth and development.

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2010-03-12 11:14:35

A team of researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley has shown that the biochemical activity of a cellular protein system, which plays a key role in cancer metastasis, can be altered by the application of a direct physical force.

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2010-03-05 10:31:37

Max Planck scientists develop new strategy to play major role in research on human diseases.

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2010-03-01 07:28:03

A new technique to study protein dynamics in living cells has been created by a team of University of Illinois scientists, and evidence yielded from the new method indicates that an in vivo environment strongly modulates a protein's stability and folding rate.

2010-02-18 12:30:00

Humans and animals are able to perceive even the slightest vibration and touch of the skin. Mechanosensitive ion channels play a crucial role in the mediation of these sensations.

2010-02-16 14:03:42

The ability of tissue cells to stick to one another is critical for many physiological and pathological processes.


Word of the Day
gubbings
  • The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.
The word 'gubbings' is a variant of the word 'gobbon', meaning 'a portion, gobbet.'