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2014-05-26 12:36:49

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Like our own bodies, cells have their own skeletons called 'cytoskeletons' and are made of proteins instead of bones. These network-like structures maintain the cell's shape, provide mechanical support, and are involved in critical processes of the cell's lifecycle. The cytoskeleton is an object of intense scientific and medical research, which often requires being able to observe it directly in cells. Ideally, this would involve...

2008-08-20 09:01:30

Sigma-Aldrich has announced the addition of over 2,000 antibodies to its line of Prestige antibodies. These antibodies are developed by the Human Proteome Resource and are commercially available through an exclusive partnership with Sigma-Aldrich and Atlas Antibodies. The new antibodies were announced as the latest additions to the Human Protein Atlas portal. Initially consisting of 1,800 antibodies, the portfolio has grown to over 3,800 antibodies directed against 3,600 genes. The goal...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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