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Image of the Day: Artificial Cell

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 31, 2018

Researchers made a synthetic cell that can photosynthesize and make proteins crucial for cellular structure. 

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image: Image of the Day: Actin Burst

Image of the Day: Actin Burst

By The Scientist Staff | December 6, 2017

Researchers are looking at actin polymerization and calcium uptake in human cells to study mitochondrial division.

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Image of the Day: Cell Scaffolding

By The Scientist Staff | February 28, 2017

Human embryonic kidney cells use actin cytoskeletal networks to organize proteins on the surfaces of cell membranes.

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image: Infographic: Following the Force

Infographic: Following the Force

By Ning Wang | February 1, 2017

Physical forces propagate from the outside of cells inward and vice versa.

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May the Force Be with You

By Ning Wang | February 1, 2017

The dissection of how cells sense and propagate physical forces is leading to exciting new tools and discoveries in mechanobiology and mechanomedicine.

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image: Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground

Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground

By The Scientist Staff | December 11, 2016

This collective migration, called durotaxis, depends on which cells get the best grip on a surface.

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image: Physical Force Upregulates Gene Expression

Physical Force Upregulates Gene Expression

By Alison F. Takemura | August 24, 2016

Applying a mechanical force that pulls on a cell stretches chromatin, facilitating transcription, scientists show.

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image: The Handedness of Cells

The Handedness of Cells

By Kerry Grens | June 17, 2015

Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.

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image: Prominent Cell Biologist Dies

Prominent Cell Biologist Dies

By Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015

Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   

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Spotlight on the Cytoskeleton

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 27, 2014

Technique allows researchers to see the inner workings of cellular scaffolding molecules actin and tubulin.

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