News tagged with cell fusion

Driving membrane curvature

(Phys.org) -- In biological systems, membranes are as important as water. They form the barrier between the inner world, within our cells, where we perform the chemical reactions of life, and the outside environment.

Jun 14, 2012
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Macho muscle cells force their way to fusion

In fact, according to new research from Johns Hopkins, the fusion of muscle cells is a power struggle that involves a smaller mobile antagonist that points at, pokes and finally pushes into its larger, stationary partner ...

Feb 16, 2011
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Prostate cancer's multiple personalities revealed

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have taken an important step toward a better understanding of prostate cancer by uncovering evidence that it is not one disease, as previously believed, but rather several factors ...

Nov 03, 2010
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