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A lipid's role in cell division

Proper cell division is a basic process critical to cell survival. A ring composed of actin filaments and myosin motor proteins pinches the cell apart, producing two daughter cells with equal amounts of cellular components.

dateNov 13, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Creating longer-lasting fuel cells

Fuel cells could someday generate electricity for nearly any device that's battery-powered, including automobiles, laptops and cellphones. Typically using hydrogen as fuel and air as an oxidant, fuel cells are cleaner than ...

dateSep 27, 2017 in Materials Science
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Sugary secrets of a cancer-related protein

The proteins in human cells are extensively decorated with different types of sugars, a phenomenon called glycosylation. These modifications greatly increase the diversity of protein structure and function, affecting how ...

dateSep 15, 2017 in Biochemistry
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