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Image of the Day: Hunter Platelets 

By The Scientist Staff | December 19, 2017

Researchers explore how blood platelets sweep bacteria into aggregate bundles at sites of infection to help phagocytic cells dispose of them. 

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Cells Follow Stiffness Gradients by Playing Tug-of-War

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 1, 2016

Cells with the best traction on a substrate pull their neighbors toward firmer ground.

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Squirmy Sperm

By Kerry Grens | November 12, 2015

Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.

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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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Time-Lapse on the Cheap

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2015

A PhD student jury-rigs a microscopy system for high-throughput cell motility assays.

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