News tagged with cells

Related topics:

A cell senses its own curves

Can a cell sense its own shape? Working in the Marine Biological Laboratory's Whitman Center, scientists from Dartmouth College developed an ingenious experiment to ask this question. Their conclusion - Yes - is detailed ...

dateApr 28, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
shares16 comments 0

Closing the ring

How bacterial cells divide in two is not fully understood. LMU physicists now show that, at high concentrations, a crucial protein can assemble into ring-shaped filaments that constrict the cell, giving rise to two daughter ...

dateApr 28, 2016 in General Physics
shares10 comments 0

Survival through a biochemical shortcut

A research team headed by Teymuras Kurzchalia at the MPI-CBG in Dresden found that nematodes and yeast can survive extreme desiccation by taking advantage of a metabolic shortcut, the glyoxylate shunt. This alternate metabolic ...

dateApr 26, 2016 in Biotechnology
shares3 comments 0