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Researchers Explain The Flagellar Synchronisation Of Swimming Algae
2013-10-25 14:14:45

The beating of flagella is one of the basic principles of movement in the cellular cosmos. However, up to now, scientists were unsure as to how the movements of several of these small cellular appendages are synchronized.

2013-10-14 09:48:27

New research from the University of California, Davis, shows that the tiny proportion of a cell's DNA that is located outside the cell nucleus has a disproportionately large effect on a cell's metabolism.

2013-10-07 09:16:29

Mitochondria are the power plants of cells, manufacturing chemical fuel so a cell can perform its many tasks.

2013-09-30 14:10:50

The outer membrane of bacteria contains many proteins that form tiny pores.

2013-09-23 10:25:49

Molecular microbiologists at the University of Southern California (USC) have uncovered intricate regulatory mechanisms within the cell that could lead to novel therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and other diseases.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.