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With few exceptions, cells don't change type once they have become specialized — a heart cell, for example, won't suddenly become a brain cell. However, new findings by researchers at UC Santa Barbara have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation.
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators working to create "protocells" – primitive synthetic cells consisting of a nucleic acid strand encased within a membrane-bound compartment – have accomplished an important step towards their goal.
Tokyo, Nov 25, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have for the first time directly observed the "molecular motor", called Xkid, that plays a critical role in facilitating
Often viewed as an apparently infertile blend of various minerals, clay might have actually been the birthplace of life on Earth, say Cornell researchers.
A crucial component of wound healing in many animals, including humans, is the migration of nearby skin cells toward the center of the wound.
The beating of flagella is one of the basic principles of movement in the cellular cosmos. However, up to now, scientists were unsure as to how the movements of several of these small cellular appendages are synchronized.
Cell biologists at The Johns Hopkins University have teased apart two integral components of the machinery that causes cells to move.
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