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A protein's life, up close and personal

(Phys.org)—An EPFL team has developed a technique for spying on the inner lives of cells. For the first time, scientists have used a near-infrared, light-sensitive biocompatible molecule to mark and observe the activity ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Sodium selective DNAzyme sensor

(Phys.org)—Sodium ions are key regulators in cellular processes. The fluids in cells, whether it is water, blood plasma, or nutrients, are regulated by the sodium concentration in cells. If scientists could ...

dateMay 11, 2015 in Biochemistry report
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How muscle cells seal their membranes

Every cell is enclosed by a thin double layer of lipids that separates the distinct internal environment of the cell from the extracellular space. Damage to this lipid bilayer, also referred to as plasma membrane, ...

dateMar 14, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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An unlikely use for diamonds

Tiny diamonds are providing scientists with new possibilities for accurate measurements of processes inside living cells with potential to improve drug delivery and cancer therapeutics.

dateOct 27, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Green plant transport mystery solved

Contrary to prevailing wisdom, a new study from plant biologists at UC Davis shows that proteins of the Hsp70 family do indeed chaperone proteins across the membranes of chloroplasts, just as they do for other cellular structures.

dateJan 26, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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