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2011-08-19 02:18:10

It is helpful — even life-saving — to have a warning sign before a structural system fails, but, when the system is only a few nanometers in size, having a sign that's easy to read is a challenge.

2011-08-16 21:13:09

As the gatekeepers of ion flow through cell membranes, ion channels are of key interest in numerous cellular processes.

2011-08-01 14:35:14

The research group of Professor Pekka Lappalainen at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, has identified a previously unknown mechanism which modifies the structure of plasma membranes in intestinal epithelial cells.

2011-06-30 00:35:01

- Technology earns a spot as one of the twelve finalists in the Asian Innovation Awards 2011 organised by the Wall Street Journal AsiaSingapore, June 30, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - Synthetic cell membranes invented at the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), may improve the way we identify and develop drugs by speeding up and reducing the cost of the drug screening process.The technology...

2011-06-15 21:16:51

Every living plant cell and animal cell is surrounded by a membrane.

2011-06-08 14:05:00

The mechanisms by which obesity leads towards metabolic co-morbidities, such as diabetes mellitus, are poorly understood and of great public health interest.

2011-06-08 06:49:38

Millions of adults are diagnosed with obesity each year, but how do fat cell membranes adapt to this high body mass index?

2011-06-03 13:23:15

Almost all bacteria owe their structure to an outer cell wall that interacts closely with the supporting MreB protein inside the cell.

2011-05-31 21:10:09

Blood clotting is a complicated business, particularly for those trying to understand how the body responds to injury.

2011-04-18 13:05:01

In two new studies, researchers provide the first detailed view of the elaborate chemical and mechanical interactions that allow the ribosome – the cell's protein-building machinery – to insert a growing protein into the cellular membrane.


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