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Research in cellular memory

How do fetal cells know what cell types to become? Why do cells in the adult body sometimes forget what they are and develop into cancer cells? These are some of the questions intensively investigated within the research ...

Nov 07, 2011 not rated yet 0

Oocytes: Going with the flow

Most cells rely on structural tethers to position chromosomes in preparation for cell division. Not so oocytes. Instead, a powerful intracellular stream pushes chromosomes far-off the center in preparation ...

Aug 28, 2011 5 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Degrading proteins to divide cells

A group of scientists led by the IRB Barcelona, Spain, researcher Ferran Azora­n has identified the main instrument that Drosophila cells use to define the identity and function of the centromere in the Drosophila. A ...

Aug 26, 2011 not rated yet 0

Fishing games gone wrong

When an egg cell is being formed, the cellular machinery which separates chromosomes is extremely imprecise at fishing them out of the cell's interior, scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory ...

Aug 18, 2011 not rated yet 0