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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.

2011-03-07 21:25:14

Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) suffer a specific loss of dopaminergic neurons from the midbrain region that controls motor function.

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2010-10-15 08:16:31

Unless you are in a field of study related to cell biology, you most likely have never heard of Ndc80.

2010-10-11 14:30:52

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 cytoskeleton—the scaffolding that provides structure and ultimately form and shape to the cell.

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2009-08-14 10:00:00

Friction is the force that resists the relative motion of two bodies in contact. The same is true on the nanoscale: Molecular motors have to fight the friction created between them and their tracks.

2009-06-14 12:33:33

Cellulose is a fibrous molecule that makes up plant cell walls, gives plants shape and form and is a target of renewable, plant-based biofuels research.

2008-10-30 09:00:41

AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI) reported data resulting from preclinical studies of ALB109564(a) at the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, held October 21-24 in Geneva, Switzerland.

2008-07-24 12:01:22

Ziopharm Oncology has reported positive data from two Phase I studies of indibulin, its novel, orally administered, synthetic tubulin targeted agent.

2005-06-22 12:50:00

Microtubules are active protein polymers critical to the structure and function of cells and the process of cell division. In a living cell their growing ends constantly elongate and retreat in a thrashing frenzy of polymerization and depolymerization, like the writhing snakes of Medusa's hair.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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