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2014-06-27 18:45:05

New structures discovered within cilia show a relationship between certain proteins and juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.

Critical Protein For Healthy Cell Growth In Mammals Discovered
2014-01-28 12:37:01

A team of researchers has discovered a protein that is required for the growth of tiny, but critical, hair-like structures called cilia on cell surfaces.

Cilia Use Different Molecular Motors For Different Jobs
2014-01-11 08:19:58

Researchers showed that oral groove cilia appear to have different molecular motors than the rest of a paramecium’s cilia.

2013-12-18 15:01:17

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialized role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia –tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.

Research Reveals Clues About Molecules And Cilia
2013-05-13 11:15:34

Experiments at Johns Hopkins have unearthed clues about which protein signaling molecules are allowed into hollow, hair-like "antennae," called cilia, that alert cells to critical changes in their environments.

Sense Of Smell In Mice Restored From Gene Therapy
2012-09-07 14:10:09

A team of scientists from Johns Hopkins and other institutions report that restoring tiny, hair-like structures to defective cells in the olfactory system of mice is enough to restore a lost sense of smell.

Mucus Helps Clean Out Human Lungs
2012-08-24 10:53:38

Researchers recently published a study on their work to understand how human lungs clean out mucus from colds and allergy, making the airways free to foreign matter that may be toxic or infectious to the body.

Mechanism For Organ Placement Shared By Human Cells, Plants, Worms And Frogs
2012-07-17 10:19:48

New research identifies special protein that determines what goes where

By Keeping Their 'Antennae' Up, Lipid Helps Cells Find Their Way
2012-07-09 15:07:12

A lipid that helps lotion soften the skin also helps cells find and stay in the right location in the body by ensuring they keep their "antennae" up, scientists report.

2012-05-09 14:36:09

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have found a new therapeutic target to combat inflammation.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.