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Using living cells as an 'invisibility cloak'

The quest for better ways of encapsulating medicine so that it can reach diseased parts of the body has led scientists to harness -- for the first time -- living human cells to produce natural capsules with ...

Jun 15, 2011
4.7 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Fly cells flock together, follow the light

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report using a laser beam to activate a protein that makes a cluster of fruit fly cells act like a school of fish turning in social unison, following the lead of the one stimulated with light.

Jun 18, 2010
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

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.

Jan 26, 2010
4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Sometimes it's just easier to use a pencil

I wonder sometimes how I got along without many of today's technological marvels. The personal computer is the one that stands out most to me but before I get into that, I decided to list some of the technology items that ...

Apr 29, 2009
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