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2011-08-24 21:47:27

The delivery system for an important class of proteins in the cell membrane can be fully replicated with a mere three components.

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2011-08-18 13:48:11

When an egg cell is being formed, the cellular machinery which separates chromosomes is extremely imprecise at fishing them out of the cell's interior.

2011-08-16 23:08:53

As part of a joint research effort with the University of Michigan, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have for the first time defined the structure of one of the cell’s most basic engines, which is required for cell growth, as it assembles from its components.

2011-08-08 06:34:54

Cells are the building blocks of the human body.

2011-08-01 14:35:14

The research group of Professor Pekka Lappalainen at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, has identified a previously unknown mechanism which modifies the structure of plasma membranes in intestinal epithelial cells.

2011-06-20 13:06:39

Mitochondria, those battery-pack organelles that fuel the energy of almost every living cell, have an insatiable appetite for calcium.

2011-06-17 13:07:30

Although scientists have been able to sequence the genomes of many organisms, they still lack a context for associating the proteins encoded in genes with specific biological processes.

2011-06-16 09:42:00

OMAHA, Neb., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC/BB: TBIO) today announced the launch of the Nuclear Mitome Test, a genetic test to aid physicians in the diagnosis of mitochondrial disorders.

2011-06-03 13:23:15

Almost all bacteria owe their structure to an outer cell wall that interacts closely with the supporting MreB protein inside the cell.

2011-06-02 23:57:22

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have uncovered a potentially important new therapeutic target that could prevent stress-related cell death, a characteristic of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, as well as heart attack and stroke.


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obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
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The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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