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PD-L1 in Extracellular Vesicles May Help Glioblastoma Evade Immunotherapies
Jim Daley | Mar 8, 2018
The discovery suggests that the immune checkpoint can operate at a further distance from tumor cells than previously believed.
Neurons Use Virus-Like Proteins to Transmit Information
Diana Kwon | Jan 15, 2018
In mice and flies, the Arc protein forms capsids and carries genetic information.
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017
Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.
Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes
Catherine Offord | Apr 30, 2017
Immune cells called macrophages shuttle cellular messages in the skin.
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Results from experiments in mice revise a long-held hypothesis that certain protein scaffolds are needed for synaptic activity.
Palade Particles, 1955
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2014
Electron microscopy led to the first identification of what would later be known as ribosomes.
Palade and His Particles
Kerry Grens | Jan 31, 2014
Nobel Laureate Christian de Duve discusses the impact of George Palade’s work on ribosomes.
Microbes Expel Swarms of Vesicles
Kerry Grens | Jan 10, 2014
Scientists present the first evidence that marine cyanobacteria release vesicles—billions and billions of vesicles.
Week in Review: October 7–11
Jef Akst | Oct 11, 2013
Nobels awarded for vesicle trafficking and computational chemistry; building 3-D microbial communities; mislabeled microbes cause retractions
Vesicle Trafficking Trio Wins Nobel
Kerry Grens | Oct 7, 2013
James Rothman, Randy Schekman, and Thomas Südhof share Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology.