Archive: 02/13/2009

How cells handle broken chromosomes

(PhysOrg.com) -- After being recognized and initially processed by the cellular machinery, the broken chromosome is extensively scanned for homology and the break itself is later tethered to the nuclear envelope. Thus the ...

Feb 13, 2009 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Molecular motors in cells work together, study shows

Even within cells, the left hand knows what the right hand is doing. Molecular motors, the little engines that power cell mobility and the ability of cells to transport internal cargo, work together and in close coordination, ...

Feb 13, 2009 4.1 / 5 (8) 1

Tiny details in three dimensions

They are borne by ticks and can cause acute and chronic symptoms in joints, muscles and the nervous system - the bacteria that cause Lyme borreliosis, which 80,000 people in Germany contract every year. Heidelberg ...

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