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Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling

By The Scientist Staff | August 8, 2017

To chew up waste in far-reaching dendritic spines, lysosomes are trafficked sometimes hundreds of microns away from the cell bodies of neurons in rats. 

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Ebola’s Cellular Key

By Amanda B. Keener | May 27, 2015

Scientists studying the basic molecular steps of Ebola infection identify a mammalian protein that is essential for the pathogen to infect mice.

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Waste-Management Consultant

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

By audaciously pursuing an abandoned area of research, Ana María Cuervo discovered how cells selectively break down their waste, and revealed the health consequences when that process malfunctions.

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Discoverer of Lysosomes Dies

By Kate Yandell | May 8, 2013

Christian de Duve chose to be euthanized at home in Belgium at age 95.

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A Malignant Alliance

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2012

Two proteins interact to save adhesion molecules from degradation, potentially contributing to a more aggressive cancer.

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The Enigmatic Membrane

By Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | February 1, 2012

Despite years of research, the longstanding mystery of where the autophagosome gets its double lipid bilayers is not much clearer.

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