News tagged with cell cytoplasm

No relaxing for cancer cells

Many tumor cells would not be viable due to aberrant chromosome distribution if they had not developed a special trick. Scientists from the German Cancer Research Center have investigated which genes are ...

Jun 01, 2010
not rated yet 0 | with audio podcast

Where droplets gently touch a membrane

(PhysOrg.com) -- Little or nothing happens in cells without the involvement of the minute membrane vesicles: for example, vesicles act as recycling centres for cell waste, as detoxification stations and as ...

Feb 24, 2010
not rated yet 0

Viral mimic induces melanoma cells to digest themselves

Recent research has uncovered an unexpected vulnerability in deadly melanoma cells that, when exploited, can cause the cancer cells to turn against themselves. The study, published by Cell Press in the August issue of the ...

Aug 03, 2009
5 / 5 (2) 1

Viruses are sneakier than we thought

Viruses are molecular marauders, plundering cells for the resources they need to multiply. Of central importance for viruses is the ability to commandeer cellular gene expression machinery. Several human herpesviruses put ...

May 27, 2009
5 / 5 (2) 0