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How cells get a skeleton

The mechanism responsible for generating part of the skeletal support for the membrane in animal cells is not yet clearly understood. Now, Jean-Fran├žois Joanny from the Physico Chemistry Curie Unit at the Curie Institute ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Biologists produce rainbow-colored algae

What can green algae do for science if they weren't, well, green? That's the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, ...

dateMar 07, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Microbes that immobilize

Using a model organism isolated from a uranium seep of the Columbia River, scientists recently quantified how extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) in subsurface environments can be used to immobilize heavy metal and radionuclide ...

dateJun 02, 2011 in Environment
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