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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Cell Scaffolding
Staff | Feb 27, 2017
Human embryonic kidney cells use actin cytoskeletal networks to organize proteins on the surfaces of cell membranes.
Image of the Day: New Beginnings
Staff | Feb 8, 2017
Water-dwelling hydras may use the structural memory in their cytoskeletons to regenerate after being torn apart.
Image of the Day: Linked Out
Staff | Jan 26, 2017
A study provides the first visual evidence that cytofilaments tunnel through a cell’s nucleus to the extracellular matrix.
Physical Force Upregulates Gene Expression
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 24, 2016
Applying a mechanical force that pulls on a cell stretches chromatin, facilitating transcription, scientists show.
CRISPR Therapy in a Dish
Kerry Grens | Dec 8, 2015
Redirecting the gene-editing tool to modulate gene expression, researchers restore protein function in cells from a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.
Bones Tell Black Death Story
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 1, 2014
Ancient skeletons test positive for plague-causing bacteria.
Cell Change Up
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape