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Nanotubes: Cellular membranes on supply

(PhysOrg.com) -- When unfolding a tent for the first time, you may wonder how the huge tarpaulin fits into a bag the size of a football. Biologists wonder about something similar: when a cell divides, the ...

dateMar 11, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Atomic model of tropomyosin bound to actin

New research sheds light on the interaction between the semi-flexible protein tropomyosin and actin thin filaments. The study, published by Cell Press on February 15th in the Biophysical Journal, provides the first detail ...

dateFeb 15, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Study tracks 'traffic jams' on brain-cell highways

(PhysOrg.com) -- The highways that Simon Fraser University biologist Michael Silverman studies aren't found on any Google map. They're the microscopic transport pathways that allow 'goods and services" to travel inside brain ...

dateApr 13, 2010 in Neuroscience
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