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A study published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience shows that the compound epothilone D (EpoD) is effective in preventing further neurological damage and improving cognitive performance in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD).
To solve a mystery, sometimes a great detective need only study the clues in front of him.
Interdisciplinary research between biology and physics aims to understand the cell and how it organizes internally.
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have obtained the first high-resolution, three-dimensional images of a cell with a nucleus undergoing cell division.
A motor regulatory protein can block human ovarian tumor growth, leading to eventual cancer cell death and possible new therapies to treat the disease.
Many of the newest weapons in the war on cancer come in the form of personalized therapies that can target specific changes in an individual's tumor.
Scientists have discovered an amazingly simple way that cells stabilize their machinery for forcing apart chromosomes.
Finding a drug that can cross the blood-brain barrier is the bane of drug development for Alzheimerâ€™s disease and other neurological disorders of the brain.
Unless you are in a field of study related to cell biology, you most likely have never heard of Ndc80.
Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science, with colleagues at the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, observed for the first time a fundamental process of cellular organization in living plant cells: the birth of microtubules by studying recruitment and activity of individual protein complexes that create the cellular protein network known as the microtubule cytoskeletonâ€”the scaffolding that provides structure and ultimately form and shape to the cell.
Arbacia punctulata is a species of Arbacia genus of purple-spined sea urchins. Its natural habitat is in the Western Atlantic Ocean. It can be found in shallow water from Massachusetts to Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula, from Texas to Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, the coast from Panama to French Guiana and in the Lesser Antilles, normally on sandy, rocky, or shelly bottoms. It is omnivorous, consuming a wide variety of preys. It’s been shown that it is galactolipids, rather than...