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Researchers look for life's (lower) limits

When energy and nutrients abound, a bacterium will repair itself while synthesizing new parts to create a twin and then split, all as quickly as conditions allow. But if resources shrink, so does growth rate. The cell responds ...

dateFeb 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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The good, the bad and the spliceosome

The Fas protein can either inhibit or promote the controlled cell death (apoptosis), depending on the isoform in which it occurs. Together with international colleagues, researchers from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and ...

dateNov 29, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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A moving story of FHL2 and forces

Researchers from the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have revealed the molecular events leading to the regulation of cell growth and proliferation in response to stiffness of the ...

dateOct 21, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Study identifies new way to suppress lung tumors

Lung cancer cell growth depends on certain proteins that require the addition of sugar molecule chains to become active. Scientists have long thought that the addition of these sugar chains is like an on or off switch, and ...

dateOct 04, 2016 in Biochemistry
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