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Latest Tubulin Stories

2014-06-16 09:44:31

In a new study, scientists at the National Institutes of Health took a molecular-level journey into microtubules, the hollow cylinders inside brain cells that act as skeletons and internal highways.

2014-05-26 12:36:49

Like our own bodies, cells have their own skeletons called 'cytoskeletons' and are made of proteins instead of bones.

2014-05-23 11:04:04

A pathway to the design of even more effective versions of the powerful anti-cancer drug Taxol has been opened with the most detailed look ever at the assembly and disassembly of microtubules, tiny fibers of tubulin protein that form the cytoskeletons of living cells and play a crucial role in mitosis.

2013-09-17 11:09:09

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to make dramatic improvements to the cancer cell-killing power of vinblastine, one of the most successful chemotherapy drugs of the past few decades.

2013-09-09 20:31:55

A team of University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have devised a method to identify how signaling molecules orchestrate the sequential steps in cell division.

Mechanism For Organ Placement Shared By Human Cells, Plants, Worms And Frogs
2012-07-17 10:19:48

New research identifies special protein that determines what goes where

2012-04-19 20:13:28

New research findings show how it may be possible to render cancer tumors harmless without affecting the other cells and tissues in the body.

2011-04-19 14:33:34

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.


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