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2012-10-19 01:44:17

Chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have managed, for the first time, to simulate the biological function of a channel called the Sec translocon, which allows specific proteins to pass through membranes.

2012-10-15 14:37:31

Bochum biophysicists in collaboration with the MPI Dortmund have for the first time measured the orientation of the Ras protein bound to the cell membrane.

2012-08-29 07:01:39

Proteins adorning the surfaces of human cells perform an array of essential functions, including cell signaling, communication and the transport of vital substances into and out of cells.

2012-08-13 14:53:53

A team of investigators from UC Davis and Peking University have discovered a mechanism that may explain how alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) -- the key ingredient in cosmetic chemical peels and wrinkle-reducing creams -- work to enhance skin appearance.

2012-08-04 02:07:05

Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, have combined the power of two kinds of microscope to produce a 3-dimensional movie of how cells ‘swallow’ nutrients and other molecules by engulfing them.

Programmed Cell Death Explained By Lace Plants
2012-07-25 08:21:31

Programmed cell death (PCD) is a highly regulated process that occurs in all animals and plants as part of normal development and in response to the environment.

2012-07-11 14:36:43

How a transport protein obtains its driving force from the energy storage molecule ATP, has been tracked dynamically by RUB researchers.

2012-07-10 14:53:07

Migratory birds and fish use the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way.

2012-06-12 06:23:43

In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have identified several proteins that help regulate cells’ response to light—and the development of night blindness, a rare disease that abolishes the ability to see in dim light.

2012-06-11 21:50:23

Strings of all kinds, when jostled, wind up in knots.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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