News tagged with matrix

New biomaterial gets 'sticky' with stem cells

(Phys.org)—Just like the bones that hold up your body, your cells have their own scaffolding that holds them up. This scaffolding, known as the extracellular matrix, or ECM, not only props up cells but ...

Dec 10, 2012
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Citrate key in bone's nanostructure

Bone is one of nature's surprising "building materials." Pound-for-pound it's stronger than steel, tough yet resilient. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have identified the composition ...

Jun 08, 2011
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New melanoma tumor suppressor gene uncovered

National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers have identified a gene that suppresses tumor growth in melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. The finding is reported today in the journal Nature Genetics as part of a s ...

Mar 29, 2009
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Scientists deconstruct cell division

The last step of the cell cycle is the brief but spectacularly dynamic and complicated mitosis phase, which leads to the duplication of one mother cell into two daughter cells. In mitosis, the chromosomes ...

Feb 08, 2009
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