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October 24, 2016

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October 24, 2016

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Oct. 21, 2016 — Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, ... read more

Oct. 21, 2016 — Researchers have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the extracellular matrix that surrounds ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Eukaryotic cells, including human cells, form paired condensed chromosomes before cell division. The paired chromosomes are then equally divided into the daughter cells. Prokaryotic cells, including ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — It’s a known fact that cells can move around the body, but how they do it has been unknown – until ... read more

Oct. 10, 2016 — Researchers demonstrate how a molecular barrel structure serves various functions in the mitochondria, and explain the process in a new ... read more

Science at Cusp of 'Transformational' Grasp of Life Via Cell Modeling

Oct. 5, 2016 — Advances in molecular biology and computer science around the world soon may lead to a three-dimensional computer model of a cell, the fundamental unit of life, outlines a new report. According to ... read more

Oct. 5, 2016 — Everybody knows the burning sensation in the legs when climbing down a steep slope for a long time. It is caused by microruptures in the cell membrane of our muscle fibers. These holes in the cell ... read more

Novel Mechanism to Steer Cell Identities Gives Clue on How Organisms Develop

Oct. 5, 2016 — Scientists discovered a new way in which microRNAs can determine the fate of cells in the course of their development. This could be a key to understanding how complex organisms are built, say ... read more

Roundworms Even More Useful Than Researchers Previously Thought

Oct. 5, 2016 — The one millimetre long roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans has been used as a model organism in scientific research, and has therefore been extensively examined. A research group has now demonstrated ... read more

Cells Infected by HIV Defend Themselves, Research Shows

Oct. 4, 2016 — T cells, important in the immune system, defend themselves when infected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Until now, it was considered that these cells were not aware of their infection by the ... read more

Oct. 4, 2016 — How does a set of plant cells grow from a bump into a flat leaf that can efficiently capture sunlight? In a new paper, scientists show how different types of molecules on the top and bottom of a leaf ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — In the amphibian world, the axolotl is the replacement-parts king. This endangered Mexican salamander serves as its own NAPA store for lost body parts, able to fully regenerate limbs, tail, heart, ... read more

Coronavirus and Neurological Disease: Direct Link

Oct. 3, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have found proof of a direct association between strain OC 43 of the human coronavirus (HCoV) and neurological disease in humans. Researchers suggest the ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi for his discoveries of mechanisms for autophagy -- a fundamental process for degrading and recycling cellular ... read more

Sep. 30, 2016 — Key sex-determining genes continue to operate in a mammalian species that lacks the Y chromosome, taking us a step further toward understanding sex ... read more

With Worrisome Animal Research, More Focus Needed on Effects of Cannabis on Human Development

Sep. 30, 2016 — In this new era of legalized marijuana, far too little research has been conducted on the effect of cannabis on the development of human embryos, say researchers who scoured medical literature on the ... read more

Cells Migrate Collectively by Intermittent Bursts of Activity

Sep. 29, 2016 — Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Researchers have now discovered that this motion occurs by intermittent bursts of activity. It can ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new study offers a twist on a popular theory for how life on Earth began about four billion years ago. The study questions the "RNA world" hypothesis, a theory for how RNA molecules ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Many diseases that lead to blindness, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, are caused by the death of certain cells in the human retina that lack the ability to regenerate. But in species such ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Despite evolving separately for 400 million years, some sharks and tuna share genetic traits linked to higher metabolism and quick swimming ... read more

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