News tagged with filaments

A warm sensor maintains skin barrier

Japanese research group led by Prof. Makoto Tominaga and Dr. Takaaki Sokabe (National Institute for Physiological Sciences: NIPS) found that TRPV4 ion channel in skin keratinocytes is important for formation and maintenance ...

May 14, 2010 not rated yet 0

Long polymer chains dance the conga

Understanding the steps to the intricate dance inside a cell is essential to one day choreographing the show. By studying the molecules that give a cell its structure, University of Illinois researchers are ...

Mar 16, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Invasion without a stir

Bacteria of the genus Salmonella cause most food-borne illnesses. The bacteria attach to cells of the intestinal wall and induce their own ingestion by cells of the intestinal epithelium. Up till now, researchers assumed ...

Dec 17, 2009 not rated yet 0

Teeny-tiny X-ray vision

The tubes that power X-ray machines are shrinking, improving the clarity and detail of their Superman-like vision. A team of nanomaterial scientists, medical physicists, and cancer biologists at the University of North Carolina ...

Jul 28, 2009 5 / 5 (4) 0

Building memories with actin

Memories aren't made of actin filaments. But their assembly is crucial for long-term potentiation (LTP), an increase in synapse sensitivity that researchers think helps to lay down memories. In the July 13, ...

Jul 13, 2009 5 / 5 (1) 0