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Image of the Day: Amoeba Nibbles
Chia-Yi Hou | May 2, 2019
A pathogenic amoeba species ingests parts of human cells and steals human cell membrane proteins to display on its own surface.
New Technologies Shed Light on Caveolae
Ben Nichols | Jun 1, 2018
The functions of the cellular invaginations identified more than half a century ago are now beginning to be understood in detail.
Infographic: Caveolae Form and Function
Ben Nichols | May 31, 2018
Researchers interrogate the cavernous structures on the surface of cells to better understand how they affect membrane function.
Researchers Produce Alpaca Antibodies Using Yeast
Catherine Offord | Feb 13, 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.
Image of the Day: Membrane Fever
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 17, 2017
Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which the Rift Valley fever virus infects the cells of its hosts.
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2016
Applying physics, chemistry, and cell biology, Satyajit Mayor seeks to understand how cell membranes work.
Video: Cells, Skin Deep
Staff | Nov 30, 2016
Profilee Satyajit Mayor discusses his explorations of cell membranes, which are helping to update the classical fluid mosaic model of dynamic cellular boundaries.
Crystal Structure, Murky Function
Ruth Williams | Jan 29, 2015
Scientists have determined the crystal structures of bacterial translocator proteins, but their functions remain unclear.
Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 10, 2014
A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2013
Matching up positive and negative charges on two of its subunits may allow the TatA membrane transporter to penetrate the lipid bilayer.