News tagged with biological cell

Facebook for the proteome

There are approximately 20,000 human genes that encode proteins, but despite remarkable progress since the human genome was first sequenced more than a decade ago, scientists still understand in detail how only a small fraction ...

dateJul 17, 2015 in Biotechnology
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New cell division mechanism discovered

Canadian and British researchers have discovered that chromosomes play an active role in animal cell division. This occurs at a precise stage - cytokinesis - when the cell splits into two new daughter cells. It was observed ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cell machinery wears complex coat

Researchers at EMBL Heidelberg have produced detailed images of the intricate protein-coats that surround trafficking vesicles - the "transport pods" that move material around within biological cells. The study, published ...

dateJul 10, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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