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Cytoskeletons get a closer look

(Phys.org) —Rice University researchers have developed a theoretical approach to analyze the process by which protein building blocks form the biopolymer skeletons of living cells.

dateMar 06, 2014 in Biochemistry
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What makes cell division accurate?

As all school-children learn, cells divide using a process called mitosis, which consists of a number of phases during which duplicate copies of the cell's DNA-containing chromosomes are pulled apart and separated into two ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Magic in the lab is no sleight of hand

Gil Henkin '14 is a physics major, but that doesn't prevent him from working magic. In the lab in 222 Abelson, the young scientist conjures mesmerizing images of microscopic systems in motion.  

dateJan 06, 2014 in General Physics
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