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An illustration of a yeast cell (right) and a human neuron (left) showing the processes/features that are similar in the two
Infographic: Modeling Neurodegenerative Diseases with Yeast
Conservation of structures and functions between single-celled fungi and human cells allow researchers to probe the brain.
Infographic: Modeling Neurodegenerative Diseases with Yeast
Infographic: Modeling Neurodegenerative Diseases with Yeast

Conservation of structures and functions between single-celled fungi and human cells allow researchers to probe the brain.

Conservation of structures and functions between single-celled fungi and human cells allow researchers to probe the brain.

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SARS-CoV-2 Exits Cells Via Lysosomes
Abby Olena, PhD | Nov 13, 2020 | 4 min read
A study finds that β-coronaviruses don’t use the normal secretory pathway, a possible explanation for some aspects of COVID-19 pathology.
DNA Could Thwart Trade of the World’s Most Trafficked Mammal
Diana Kwon | Aug 6, 2020 | 4 min read
Pangolins are poached for their scales and meat, leading researchers to develop a set of molecular tools to help track and mitigate the trade.
Tracking Pangolin Traffic Networks
The Scientist Staff | Aug 6, 2020 | 1 min read
Working at bushmeat markets in Africa, researchers are trying to trace the trade networks of the mammals.
Prachee Avasthi Explores How Cells Build and Maintain Cilia
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2018 | 3 min read
The University of Kansas professor is also known for her leadership among early-career researchers.
Rhino Forensics Used to Track Down Poachers and Traffickers
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 8, 2018 | 2 min read
A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases. 
Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling
The Scientist Staff | Aug 8, 2017 | 1 min read
To chew up waste in far-reaching dendritic spines, lysosomes are trafficked sometimes hundreds of microns away from the cell bodies of neurons in rats. 
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