Bioengineering team builds molecular motors to further the study of cell function
(Phys.org) —In every cell in your body, tiny protein motors are toiling away to keep you going. Moving muscles, dividing cells, twisting DNA – they are the workhorses of biology. But there is still uncertainty ...
Inside the cell, an ocean of buffeting waves
Conventional wisdom holds that the cytoplasm of mammalian cells is a viscous fluid, with organelles and proteins suspended within it, jiggling against one another and drifting at random. However, a new biophysical ...
New Nano3 microscope will allow high-resolution look inside cells
The University of California, San Diego's Nanofabrication Cleanroom Facility (Nano3) is the first institution to obtain a novel FEI Scios dual-beam microscope, with an adaptation for use at cryogenic temperatures. ...
Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms
Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.
Grizzlies and people don't mix, but some want the bears in California
Black bears are a cherished part of the community here, a woodsy gateway town that funnels tourists to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks, where the first question many visitors ask of rangers is "Where can I see a bear?"
Dead two-headed dolphin discovered in Turkey
Turkish media reports say Turkish scientists will examine a two-headed dolphin that washed up on a beach in western Turkey.