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2015-05-11 16:21:45

Bacteria use microscopic compartments to separate out the various functions necessary to sustain life and researchers are currently looking for way to leverage these minuscule pockets in a range of uses, such as to deliver therapeutic drugs.

2015-03-27 12:26:30

NEW YORK, March 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Walter was chosen as winner of the Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for his pioneering work on how proteins are transported between cellular

2013-12-16 12:09:02

Resolving a fundamental question in cell biology and showing off the powers of new high-resolution 3-D imaging, NIH scientists have discovered where the Golgi apparatus, which sorts newly synthesized proteins for transport inside and outside the cell, goes when it disassembles during cell division.

2013-10-02 13:15:50

The membranes surrounding and inside cells are involved in every aspect of biological function.

2012-02-28 11:47:38

The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.