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2013-11-25 13:17:05

In research published today in Nature Cell Biology, scientists from the EMBL Australia research team based at Monash University’s Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) have revealed new insights into how cells organize and form an early mammalian embryo.

2013-03-14 16:56:01

It’s the spread of the original cancer tumor that kills most people.

2012-04-09 09:35:14

Cells on the move reach forward with lamellipodia and filopodia, cytoplasmic sheets and rods supported by branched networks or tight bundles of actin filaments.

2010-09-21 21:58:20

Researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah have discovered that a protein, zyxin, is necessary for the maintenance and repair of the cell's cytoskeleton, or internal framework, which serves as the muscle and bone of the cell.

2009-09-06 07:58:12

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have now discovered that establishing the neural wiring necessary to function normally depends on the ability of neurons to make finger-like projections of their membrane called filopodia.

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2008-11-25 11:40:00

Flip open any biology textbook and you're bound to see a complicated diagram of the inner workings of a cell, with its internal scaffolding, the cytoskeleton, and how it maintains a cell’s shape.


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