Scientists discover how crucial DNA sequences endure
Apr 11, 2017
As cells divide, some of their DNA is rearranged, spurring the emergence of new traits that can dictate whether a species survives or flounders. But some stretches of DNA appear to be so crucial to the basic functioning of ...
How cells communicate to move together as a group
Mar 13, 2017
When an individual cell needs to move somewhere, it manages just fine on its own. It extends protrusions from its leading edge and retracts the trailing edge to scoot itself along, without having to worry about what the other ...
Image: Valentine-shaped mouse skin cancer cells connected with actin protein
Feb 13, 2017
This heart-shaped image shows two mouse skin cancer cells connected to each other with actin, a protein that is part of the cellular skeleton. Researchers use mouse cells like these to tease out the molecular methods that ...
Blocking obesity with a protein-sugar combination
Jan 10, 2017
Researchers at the RIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical Biology in Japan have discovered an enzyme that can prevent obesity in mice. Published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the study shows ...
Scientists reveal 'safety catch' within all dividing cells
Dec 08, 2016
Researchers have made a major discovery about how cells control when to divide - representing a step forward in scientists' understanding of one of the most fundamental processes of life.
Cancer stem cells—new method analyzes 10,000 cells at once
Sep 23, 2016
A new device for studying tumor cells can trap 10,000 individual cells in a single chip.
Drug-loaded synthetic nanoparticles can distinguish lung cancer cells from healthy cells
Sep 15, 2016
Researchers with the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center successfully developed a synthetic polymer that can transport a drug into lung cancer cells without going inside of normal lung cells.
Findings about protein could open door to new class of antibiotics
Sep 01, 2016
Researchers have made the first-ever detailed, atomic-level images of a peroxiredoxin, which has revealed a peculiar characteristic of this protein and might form the foundation for a new approach to antibiotics.
DNA chip offers big possibilities in cell studies
Aug 25, 2016
A UT Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more effective cancer treatments or early diagnosis of disease.
New study explains how very aggressive cancer cells use energy to divide, move
Jun 14, 2016
Cancer cells and normal cells both divide and move, but with cancer cells it's like they're on steroids: everything is bigger, faster, more.