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The birth and death of proteins in a single cell

The amount of proteins inside cells fluctuates over time, and this affects various functions of the cells. Cells are constantly synthesizing and degrading proteins, and studies have shown that this "see-saw" effect actually ...

Single-cell database to propel biological studies

A team at Whitehead Institute and MIT has harnessed single-cell technologies to analyze over 65,000 cells from the regenerative planarian flatworm, Schmidtea mediterranea, revealing the complete suite of actives genes (or ...

It's all about the (stem cell) neighborhood

Stem cells have the ability to develop, or differentiate, into the many cell types in the body. They also serve as a repair system to replace aged or damaged cells. With their regenerative abilities, stem cells offer enormous ...

Ribosomes found to induce somatic cell pluripotency

In 2012, a Japanese research group discovered that human skin cells acquire pluripotency when introduced to lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus). Now, the same group of researchers has found that the cause of ...

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