Cell Biology
Sunday 19 April, 2015

Scientists find way to slow cell ageing

telomere ageing

In a bid to find a longer, healthier life, scientists have developed a new treatment to extend telomeres — protective “end caps” for chromosomes that help keep DNA healthy — to slow the process of cell ageing.  More...

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glycoprotein genetic disease
By BioNews On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Researchers provide new insights into a rare genetic disease

Recently, a grassroots effort initiated by families and clinicians led to the discovery of a human genetic disorder  More...

expansion microscopy
By BioNews On Sunday, January 18th, 2015
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Researchers enlarge brain samples, making them easier to image

A team of researchers from MIT has now taken a novel approach to gaining such high-resolution images  More...

TRIM 28 retroviruses
By BioNews On Tuesday, January 13th, 2015
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Inherited viruses make us smarter

Long thought to be “junk DNA” of no real use, millions of years old inherited viruses actually play  More...

The image shows how the actin within the filopodia contracts while it forms a spiral-shaped structure. The actin inside the filopodium exhibits a marked rotational movement and when it contracts, it spiral-shaped folds form – just like when you twist an elastic band, holding tight to one end and pulling the other. (Credit: Niels Bohr Institute)
By BioNews On Friday, December 26th, 2014
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Human cells can ‘feel’ neighbours with fingers

Human cells have finger-like projections that they use to feel their surroundings, says a study, adding that these can detect the chemical environment  More...

Normal cells (left) compared to when the cell ties are broken down (right). Please credit: Vaughan et al. Cell Reports.
By BioNews On Wednesday, December 24th, 2014
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Scientists find how lung cancer spreads

Scientists have taken microscopic images revealing that the protein ties tethering cells together are severed in lung cancer cells – meaning they can break loose and spread, according to research published in More...

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By BioNews On Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Key protein to speed up wound healing

An Indian-origin doctor has discovered the key role a protein related to the immune system plays in healing  More...

The new software can generate editable models of mid-size biological structures such as this one of HIV. (Image created by Graham Johnson and Ludovic Autin of The Scripps Research Institute.)
By BioNews On Monday, December 1st, 2014
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Scientists Create New Tool for Exploring Cells in 3D

Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with software  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Learn from sperm how to swim against current!

Like salmon travelling upstream to spawn, sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against the current, said a study that could help scientists  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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When Izumo met Juno and you were born!

We are aware that fertilisation occurs when an egg and a sperm recognise each other and fuse together to form an embryo  More...