Developmental Cell

Shaping contraction

You were once a hollow shell. To sculpt that hollow ball into an organism with layers of internal organs, muscle and skin, portions of that embryonic 'shell' folded inwards. The same happens to fruit fly embryos, and researchers ...

dateNov 20, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Uncovering evolutionary secrets

How did the elephant get its trunk? Or the turtle its shell? How, in general, did the seemingly infinite diversity of complex animal forms on our planet arise? The scientific pursuit of how such "evolutionary novelties" come ...

dateSep 08, 2015 in Evolution
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Rules of communication in the nucleus

Nuclear pores in the nuclear membrane do not only control the transport of molecules into and out of the nucleus but also play an important role in gene expression. Researchers at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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