Going places: Microtubule-mediated transport of inhibitory signals critical in stabilizing cell migration polarity
Room to move: Tissue growth controlled by cell cycle response to spatial and mechanical constraints
DNA in regions far from target genes governs cell state transitions through a coordinated wave of regulatory activity
By comparing RNA expression patterns across many different tissues and time points, an international research team led by RIKEN scientists has discovered some basic rules of biological regulation. The findings, ...
From vitro to vivo: Fully automated design of synthetic RNA circuits in living cells
Mapping subcellular temperature profiles with genetically-encoded thermosensors
Researchers find hidden meaning and 'speed limits' within genetic code
Case Western Reserve scientists have discovered that speed matters when it comes to how messenger RNA (mRNA) deciphers critical information within the genetic code—the complex chain of instructions critical ...
Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
Proteins provide forces in cells by acting like microscopic gas springs
Together with colleagues in Germany and Amsterdam, researchers at the Laboratory of Cell Biology of Wageningen University have shown how the disorderly movement of proteins provides directed forces in cells. ...
New strategy to protect healthy gut microbes from antibiotics
Gut microbes promote human health by fighting off pathogens, but they also contribute to diseases such as diabetes and cancer. A study published March 19th by Cell Reports reveals a potential strategy for ti ...
The origins of polarized nervous systems
Color-coading gene sequences in human cells
Synthetic biology, genetic engineering and you: Two-component signaling pathways as elements in synthetic circuit design
Nucleoids and the structure of life
Researchers identify a vital protein that can determine head and brain development
A protein that is necessary for the formation of the vertebrate brain has been identified by researchers at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) and Boston Children's Hospital, in collaboration with scientists ...