News tagged with biological cells

Muscle-powered bio-bots walk on command (w/ Video)

(Phys.org) —A new generation of miniature biological robots is flexing its muscle. Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking "bio-bots" powered by muscle cells and controlled ...

dateJun 30, 2014 in Robotics
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Jekyll and Hyde protein signalling

Whether a cell lives or dies is determined by complex protein networks within the body. Researchers in Systems Biology Ireland and UCD Conway Institute have uncovered how these opposing biological functions are regulated ...

dateJun 23, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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How sperm get into the zona

Before it can fertilize an egg, a sperm has to bind to and bore through an outer egg layer known as the zona pellucida. Despite decades of research, some of the biological mechanisms behind this process remain unclear. A ...

dateJun 16, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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