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Latest Cellular processes Stories

2010-09-07 13:04:58

Like some people, cells eat when they are under pressure—but they consume parts of themselves.

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.


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palinode
  • A poem in which the author retracts something said in an earlier poem.
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