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2009-07-23 14:00:00

A new study by scientists at the University of Iowa shows why muscle membranes don't rupture when healthy people exercise.

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2009-07-22 15:40:00

Applying biological molecules from cell membranes to the surfaces of artificial materials is opening peepholes on the very basics of cell-to-cell interaction.

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2009-07-08 13:40:00

Berkeley Lab scientists have shown how thousands of bacterial membrane proteins are able to assemble into clusters that direct cell movement to select chemicals in their environment.

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2009-06-29 09:55:00

Every cell lining the small intestine bristles with thousands of tightly packed microvilli that project into the gut lumen, forming a brush border that absorbs nutrients and protects the body from intestinal bacteria.

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2009-06-25 14:10:00

In a landmark technical achievement, investigators in the Vanderbilt Center for Structural Biology have used nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods to determine the structure of the largest membrane-spanning protein to date.

2009-06-25 11:45:26

In the bustling economy of the cell, little bubbles called vesicles serve as container ships, ferrying cargo to and from the port - the cell membrane.

2009-06-16 07:39:18

Water is a crucial ingredient for life, but its level inside cells must be carefully regulated to maintain proper cell shape and size.

2009-06-14 12:33:33

Cellulose is a fibrous molecule that makes up plant cell walls, gives plants shape and form and is a target of renewable, plant-based biofuels research.

2009-04-16 15:35:19

A single crafty protein allows the deadly bacterium Salmonella enterica to both invade cells lining the intestine and hijack cellular functions to avoid destruction, Yale researchers report in the April 17 issue of the journal Cell.

2009-03-09 00:08:17

Curcumin, turmeric's main ingredient, inserts itself into cell membranes and makes them more orderly and resistant to infection, U.S.


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