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Researchers Help Develop A Dynamic Model Of Tissue Failure
2013-12-12 17:45:57

The idea of growing replacement tissue to repair an organ, or to swap it out for an entirely new one, is rapidly transitioning from science fiction to fact.

2013-11-29 00:20:06

Tokyo, Nov 29, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have identified key information to help explain the formation of the "spindle apparatus", a structure required for cell

2013-11-25 04:20:04

Tokyo, Nov 25, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Researchers at Waseda University in Japan have for the first time directly observed the "molecular motor", called Xkid, that plays a critical role in facilitating

2013-10-21 13:32:23

Cell biologists at The Johns Hopkins University have teased apart two integral components of the machinery that causes cells to move.

Molecular Muscles Inside Cells Help Them Sense, Respond To Their Environments
2013-10-21 07:27:59

Johns Hopkins researchers used suction to learn that individual "molecular muscles" within cells respond to different types of force, a finding that may explain how cells "feel" the environment and appropriately adapt their shapes and activities.

2013-07-29 16:33:05

University of Oregon biochemists have determined how tiny synthetic molecules disrupt an important actin-related molecular machine in cells in one study and, in a second one, the crystal structure of that machine when bound to a natural inhibitor.

New Research Challenges 50 Years Of Muscle Knowledge
2013-07-10 10:54:49

For the past 50 years, scientists and health professionals have operated with the knowledge that biceps are packed with long ropes of filaments. When the bicep is used to lift a heavy object or flex, these filaments were understood to shorten or contract the muscle and give it its power.

2013-06-27 12:39:52

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made a major advancement in understanding tissue development that has important implications for cancer.

Promise In Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Shown With Genetic Editing
2013-06-05 08:48:09

Using a novel genetic 'editing' technique, Duke University biomedical engineers have been able to repair a defect responsible for one of the most common inherited disorders, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in cell samples from Duchenne patients.


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