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Some Bacteria Attack Using Poison Daggers
2012-02-27 10:00:41

Bacteria have evolved different systems for secreting proteins into the fluid around them or into other cells.

2012-02-20 15:02:27

In two landmark papers in the journal Nature this week, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute report that they have identified a class of proteins that detect "painful touch."

2012-02-20 14:32:25

In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides.

2012-02-03 12:06:30

Cell biologists at Johns Hopkins have identified key steps in how certain molecules alter a cell’s skeletal shape and drive the cell’s movement.

2012-01-26 12:02:07

All living organisms are made up of cells, behind these intricate life forms lie complex cellular processes that allow our bodies to function.

2012-01-24 22:00:29

The many factors that contribute to how cells communicate and function at the most basic level are still not fully understood, but researchers at Baylor College of Medicine have uncovered a mechanism that helps explain how intracellular membranes fuse, and in the process, created a new physiological membrane fusion model.

2012-01-23 22:07:58

Metastasizing cancer cells often express integrins that provide better traction.

2012-01-23 10:07:45

UCSF scientists have discovered the unexpected way in which a key cell of the immune system prepares for battle.

2012-01-18 22:03:51

The accumulation of α-synuclein, a small, negatively charged protein, in neural cells, is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease.

Protein Assists The Spread Of Breast Cancer
2012-01-18 06:02:54

Researchers have uncovered a protein that helps some breast cancer tumors to break through their surrounding cell matrix and spread to other tissues.


Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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