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Cells on the move

Cells on the move reach forward with lamellipodia and filopodia, cytoplasmic sheets and rods supported by branched networks or tight bundles of actin filaments. Cells without functional lamellipodia are still ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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A turning point for young neurons

During neural development, newborn neurons extend axons toward distant targets then form connections with other cells. This process depends on the growth cone, a dynamic structure at the growing axon tip of ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Team finds new building block in cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- Zemer Gitai, an assistant professor of molecular biology at Princeton University, members of his laboratory, and scientists from the California Institute of Technology have published results in Nature Ce ...

dateAug 02, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Gene links neurodegeneration and cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- In work that could lead to new insights into how neurons protect against neurodegeneration, researchers at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory report that a gene family known ...

dateApr 14, 2010 in Neuroscience
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