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Latest Cellular processes Stories

2010-02-21 10:42:29

Math-based computer models are a powerful tool for discovering the details of complex living systems. John Tyson, professor of biology at Virginia Tech, is creating such models to discover how cells process information and make decisions.

2010-02-18 12:23:54

DNA damage sensor also responds to oxidative harm outside the nucleus

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2010-02-12 09:53:57

A team of scientists from Princeton University and The Cancer Institute of New Jersey has embarked on a major new project to unravel the secret lives of cancer cells that go dormant and self-cannibalize to survive periods of stress.

2010-01-21 13:53:53

EMBO Reports selects a study by researchers at IRB Barcelona as the highlighted article of the week because of the relevance of autophagy in health.

2010-01-07 14:29:49

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered how a protein long known to be an essential activator of DNA replication actually triggers this process in cells.

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2009-12-23 07:06:16

Communication between nerve cells is vital for our bodies to function.

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2009-12-14 10:35:00

It's important to finish what you start, say Jeong-Sun Ju and researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

2009-12-04 15:08:06

A protein that plays a key role in copying DNA also plays a vital role in repairing breaks in it, UC Davis scientists have found.

2009-12-02 19:20:52

The transmission of information from one neuron to the next is an unseen intricate ballet.

2009-12-01 14:29:14

In order to maintain muscle strength with age, cells must rid themselves of the garbage that accumulates in them over time, just as it does in any household.


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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.
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