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2010-02-22 09:05:02

Regulatory proteins common to all eukaryotic cells can have additional, unique functions in embryonic stem (ES) cells.

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2010-02-04 14:46:48

Nuclear pore complexes are best known as the communication channels that regulate the passage of all molecules to and from a cell's nucleus.

2010-01-14 12:39:47

Chromosomes move faster than we first thought.

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2010-01-11 08:54:41

A ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme that regulates the cell cycle promotes chromosome missegregation and tumor formation.

2010-01-05 21:37:13

Each cell inherits genes from its parent as well as epigenetic information – what amounts to an instruction manual that specifies which genes should be activated or "expressed," when and to what level.

2009-10-06 15:10:30

When it comes to the two basic types of cells, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, compartmentalization is everything. Prokaryotes are evolutionarily ancient cells that only have a membrane surrounding their outer boundary, while the more complex eukaryotes have an outer membrane and membrane bound compartments within the cell. Perhaps most notable is the double layered membrane that surrounds the nucleus, the cellular compartment which houses the cell's genetic material.

2009-10-05 14:20:46

A Purdue University researcher has discovered that the absence of certain proteins needed for proper cell duplication can lead to cancer.

2009-09-14 15:41:39

New insights gained into how polyploidy and genomic change can lead to evolutionary change and plants' fitness and vigor.

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2009-08-24 08:21:19

Mitotic release of chromatin-binding RNA gives insight into X chromosome silencing.

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2009-08-17 16:25:00

“A biologist, a physicist, and a nanotechnologist walk into a ...” sounds like the start of a joke. Instead, it was the start of a collaboration that has helped to decipher a critical, but so far largely unstudied, phase of how cells divide.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.