Molecular Cell

Cell biology (formerly cytology, from the Greek kytos, "contain") is a scientific discipline that studies cells – their physiological properties, their structure, the organelles they contain, interactions with their environment, their life cycle, division and death. This is done both on a microscopic and molecular level. Cell biology research encompasses both the great diversity of single-celled organisms like bacteria and protozoa, as well as the many specialized cells in multicellular organisms such as humans. Knowing the components of cells and how cells work is fundamental to all biological sciences. Appreciating the similarities and differences between cell types is particularly important to the fields of cell and molecular biology as well as to biomedical fields such as cancer research and developmental biology. These fundamental similarities and differences provide a unifying theme, sometimes allowing the principles learned from studying one cell type to be extrapolated and generalized to other cell types. Therefore, research in cell biology is closely related to genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, and developmental biology. Each type of protein is usually

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Cell Press
History
1997-present
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The fine tuning of flowering time

Scientists at the John Innes Centre are decoding the role of non-coding RNA. They are starting to uncover its impact on regulating gene expression, with their focus on a gene that regulates flowering time.

Apr 28, 2014 not rated yet 0

One protein, two important roles

The molecular pathways involved in the cell cycle are complex and difficult to control. Better understanding of cell control mechanisms, and why they go wrong in cancer, could help open the door to more effective ...

Jan 29, 2014 not rated yet 0

A rhythm for development

Development of the nematode C. elegans is directed by rhythmic patterns of protein production. As Helge Grosshans and his team at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have shown, ...

Jan 17, 2014 not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast