News tagged with molecular cell biology

New cell division mechanism discovered

Canadian and British researchers have discovered that chromosomes play an active role in animal cell division. This occurs at a precise stage - cytokinesis - when the cell splits into two new daughter cells. It was observed ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Deciphering the origins of cell behavior

Researchers at the Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore, have made significant advances in our understanding of cellular biology; providing evidence that the inherent 'handedness' of molecular structures ...

dateMar 31, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Letting go of the (genetic) apron strings

A new study from Princeton University sheds light on the handing over of genetic control from mother to offspring early in development. Learning how organisms manage this transition could help researchers understand larger ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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