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image: Infographic: Caveolae Form and Function

Infographic: Caveolae Form and Function

By Ben Nichols | June 1, 2018

Researchers interrogate the cavernous structures on the surface of cells to better understand how they affect membrane function.

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image: New Technologies Shed Light on Caveolae

New Technologies Shed Light on Caveolae

By Ben Nichols | June 1, 2018

The functions of the cellular invaginations identified more than half a century ago are now beginning to be understood in detail.

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image: Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast

Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast

By Catherine Offord | February 14, 2018

With multiple applications in biomedicine, the antibodies can now be made quickly, cheaply, and without the need for an alpaca or one of its relatives.

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image: Image of the Day: Membrane Fever 

Image of the Day: Membrane Fever 

By The Scientist Staff | November 17, 2017

Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which the Rift Valley fever virus infects the cells of its hosts.

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image: Pushing Boundaries

Pushing Boundaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2016

Applying physics, chemistry, and cell biology, Satyajit Mayor seeks to understand how cell membranes work.

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image: Video: Cells, Skin Deep

Video: Cells, Skin Deep

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

Profilee Satyajit Mayor discusses his explorations of cell membranes, which are helping to update the classical fluid mosaic model of dynamic cellular boundaries.

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image: Crystal Structure, Murky Function

Crystal Structure, Murky Function

By Ruth Williams | January 29, 2015

Scientists have determined the crystal structures of bacterial translocator proteins, but their functions remain unclear.

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image: Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.

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image: Protein Zippers

Protein Zippers

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2013

Matching up positive and negative charges on two of its subunits may allow the TatA membrane transporter to penetrate the lipid bilayer.

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image: Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System

Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System

By Dan Cossins | February 21, 2013

Researchers have created a molecule that helps nanoparticles evade immune attack and could improve drug delivery.  

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