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Latest Cellular processes Stories

2010-08-17 17:42:38

A UCSF-led team has discovered at least one key reason why blood stem cells are susceptible to developing the genetic mutations that can lead to adult leukemia.

2010-08-17 17:16:13

A protein that plays a key role in regulating the onset of cell division has been identified as a potential target for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

2010-08-05 16:39:11

Tissue regeneration a la salamanders and newts seems like it should be the stuff of science fiction.

2010-07-15 02:40:09

Put simply, a tumor is the result of out-of-control cell growth.

2010-07-12 13:50:34

A subtle mutation affecting the epigenome – a set of dynamic factors that influence gene activity -- may lead to an inherited form of mental retardation that affects boys, find researchers at Children's Hospital Boston.

2010-07-01 15:48:18

It may seem intuitive that growth and development somehow go together so that plants and animals end up with the right number of cells in all the right places.

2010-07-01 15:10:22

How do plants and animals end up with right number of cells in all the right places?

2010-06-24 04:12:21

A team of researchers, led by Carlos López-Otín, at Universidad de Oviedo, Spain, has identified in mice an essential role for the cellular process known as autophagy in inner ear development and balance sensing.

2010-06-15 00:49:48

A new study reveals how conflict resolution works on the microscopic scale – a protein called Flower marks the weaker cells for elimination in favor of their fitter neighbors.

2010-06-03 17:20:13

The liver scarring of α1-antitrypsin (AT) deficiency, the most common genetic cause for which children undergo liver transplantation, might be reversed or prevented with a medication that has long been used to treat seizures.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.