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Microchannel Masterpiece

By | December 1, 2012

A precision microfluidic system enables single-cell analysis of growth and division.

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DNA, Contortionist

By | August 1, 2012

The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.

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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By | July 1, 2012

Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role

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Telomere Basics

By | May 1, 2012

Telomeres are repetitive, noncoding sequences that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. They consist of hexameric nucleotide sequences (TTAGGG in humans) repeated hundreds to thousands of times. 

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Truth and Beauty

By | April 1, 2012

With strong foundations in both art and science, Ahna Skop has been able to capture the marvel of—and mechanisms behind—cytokinesis.

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Give Me a Hug

By | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in cell biology

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A New Model of Yeast Aging

By | November 23, 2011

New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.

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Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer

By | September 11, 2011

Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.

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Plant Cells and Soap Bubbles

By | August 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Plant Biology

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Top 7 in Developmental Biology

By | July 12, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in developmental biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.

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