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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
filiation
  • The relation of a son or daughter to a parent: the correlative of paternity.
  • The establishment of a filial relation, specifically by adoption.
  • In law, the judicial determination of the paternity of a child, especially of a bastard; affiliation.
The word 'filiation' comes from a Latin word meaning 'legal right of a son'.
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