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The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.

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image: Gia Voeltz: Cellular Cartographer

Gia Voeltz: Cellular Cartographer

By | December 1, 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder. Age: 43

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Targeted ER Breakdown

By | June 17, 2015

Researchers identify receptors that target the endoplasmic reticulum for degradation by autophagy in yeast and mice. 

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image: Palade Particles, 1955

Palade Particles, 1955

By | February 1, 2014

Electron microscopy led to the first identification of what would later be known as ribosomes.

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Palade and His Particles

By | February 1, 2014

Nobel Laureate Christian de Duve discusses the impact of George Palade’s work on ribosomes.

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image: Intracellular Spirals

Intracellular Spirals

By | December 1, 2013

Membrane twists connect stacked endoplasmic reticulum sheets.

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Organelle Architecture

By | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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image: Bile Compound Prevents Diabetes in Mice

Bile Compound Prevents Diabetes in Mice

By | November 14, 2013

A chemical prevalent in the bear gallbladder abates a cellular stress response and stalls the progression of type 1 diabetes in rodents.

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image: The Subcellular World Revealed, 1945

The Subcellular World Revealed, 1945

By | March 1, 2012

The first electron microscope to peer into an intact cell ushers in the new field of cell biology.

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Give Me a Hug

By | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in cell biology

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