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Latest Cellular processes Stories

2013-10-07 12:03:26

Obesity increases a chronic kidney disease patient's risk of developing kidney failure.

2013-08-08 15:15:20

Researchers at Warwick Medical School have identified the key role played by a team of proteins in the process of mitosis.

2013-07-29 16:18:27

A seafood contaminant that thrives in brackish water during the summer works like a spy to infiltrate cells and quickly open communication channels to sicken the host.

2013-07-23 14:56:51

The duplication of cellular contents and their distribution to two daughter cells during cell division are amongst the most fundamental features of all life on earth.

2013-07-19 10:56:35

Biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have worked out the details of a mechanism that leads undifferentiated blood stem cells to become macrophages—immune cells that attack bacteria and other foreign pathogens.

2013-07-11 16:34:59

A team of scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies has identified why disruption of a vital pathway in cell cycle control leads to the proliferation of cancer cells.

2013-05-06 20:35:12

The human body contains trillions of cells, all derived from a single cell, or zygote, made by the fusion of an egg and a sperm.

2013-04-30 13:57:08

Cells ingest proteins and engulf bacteria by a gymnastic, shape-shifting process called endocytosis.

Researchers Buzzed Over Caffeine As Cancer-cell Killer
2013-04-19 12:13:18

UAlberta research team uses caffeine and fruit flies to pinpoint genetic pathways that guide DNA repair in cancer cells.


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'.