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The structure of a biological cell (macro)
The Long and Winding Road to Eukaryotic Cells
Despite recent advances in the study of eukaryogenesis, much remains unresolved about the origin and evolution of the most complex domain of life.
The Long and Winding Road to Eukaryotic Cells
The Long and Winding Road to Eukaryotic Cells

Despite recent advances in the study of eukaryogenesis, much remains unresolved about the origin and evolution of the most complex domain of life.

Despite recent advances in the study of eukaryogenesis, much remains unresolved about the origin and evolution of the most complex domain of life.

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Illustration showing the path result of Eukaryogenesis
Infographic: Evolutionary Leaps Leading to Modern Eukaryotes
Amanda Heidt | Oct 17, 2022 | 2 min read
A lot happened in the hundreds of millions years separating the first and last eukaryotic common ancestors, but when and how most features arose remains a mystery.
Magenta (DNA) and green (lysosome) fluorescent markers indicate that cells eject waste products from the cell before late mitosis.
Science Snapshot: Mitotic Housekeeping
Lisa Winter | May 11, 2022 | 1 min read
Researchers reveal that a measurable drop in the dry mass of a cell prior to mitosis is caused by waste products being jettisoned before the cell divides.
Conceptual image showing fragmented X chromosomes
How Chaos in Chromosomes Helps Drive Cancer Spread
Samuel F. Bakhoum | Mar 1, 2022 | 10+ min read
A new link between inflammation and rampant chromosomal abnormalities reveals novel strategies to treat diverse malignancies.
Infographic showing how bursting micronuclei promote cancer
Infographic: Chromosome Errors Cause Micronuclei and Drive Cancer
Samuel F. Bakhoum | Mar 1, 2022 | 2 min read
When micronuclei rupture, chromosomes break, recombine, and form circles, causing inflammation and promoting carcinogenic growth.
Image of the Day: Mother Machine
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019 | 1 min read
Bacteria grow and divide in microfluidic channels.
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018 | 1 min read
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Image of the Day: Break Apart
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 13, 2018 | 1 min read
Scientists can now view mitosis one protein (or more) at a time using a 4-D computer model.
Captivated by Chromosomes
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2017 | 8 min read
Peering through a microscope since age 14, Joseph Gall, now 89, still sees wonder at the other end.
Observing Cancer Cell Division with Artificial Capillaries
Catherine Offord | Jun 27, 2016 | 1 min read
Human cancer cells constrained to capillary-like microtubes divide unevenly, scientists show.
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014 | 3 min read
A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.
Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38
Inactive Actin
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis shuts down during mitosis in eukaryotic cells because all of the required actin is hoarded by the cytoskeleton.
A New Model of Yeast Aging
Hannah Waters | Nov 23, 2011 | 4 min read
New findings challenge long-held views about the mechanism yeast cells use to live forever.
Old Cells Advance Aging
Tia Ghose | Nov 2, 2011 | 2 min read
By selectively killing senescent cells, researchers can slow the decline of health in aging mice.
Top 7 in Cancer Biology
Tia Ghose | Oct 3, 2011 | 3 min read
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cancer biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
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