Ants sacrifice their colony mates as parts of a deadly disinfection
Jan 09, 2018
New research from the IST Austria (Institute of Science and Technology Austria), in collaboration with Royal Holloway, University of London, and the University of Würzburg, has found that Lasius neglectus ants sacrifice ...
Dec 18, 2017
Glycans are essential to virtually every biological process in the body. These complex structures—composed of interlocking sugar molecules—adorn the surfaces of cells in fuzzy profusion. Glycans are a crucial part of ...
Typhoid fever toxin has a sweet tooth
Dec 11, 2017
Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this ...
Internal forces directing cell migration are revealed by live-cell microscopy
Dec 11, 2017
How do cells move in a certain direction in the body—go to a wound site and repair it, for example, or hunt down infectious bacteria and kill it?
Research papers shed light on decade-long stem cell mystery
Dec 07, 2017
A series of studies led by Monash University researcher Associate Professor Jose Polo have this week shed light on vital, yet previously unclear, aspects of cell reprogramming.
Nov 28, 2017
Inspired by white blood cells rolling on endovascular walls before transmigrating to the disease site, scientists at ETH Zurich have succeeded in getting particles to move along the walls of microscopic, three-dimensional ...
How an iconic photograph of an apple inspired an improved cellular analysis
Nov 22, 2017
Identifying a small number of pathogenic cells among many millions of cells is tricky. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now developed a technology that is able to identify enormous quantities of cell properties on a small scale, ...
Scientists present a novel method to directly and rapidly destroy any protein in any kind of cell
Nov 16, 2017
In our bodies, proteins carry out almost all essential processes, and protein malfunction causes many diseases. To study the function of a protein, researchers remove it from the cell and subsequently analyze the consequences. ...
Nanoparticles can limit inflammation by distracting the immune system
Nov 08, 2017
A surprise finding suggests that an injection of nanoparticles may be able to help fight the immune system when it goes haywire, researchers at the University of Michigan have shown. The nanoparticles divert immune cells ...
How an interest in bipolar disorder drugs led to a better understanding of leukemia
Oct 31, 2017
A research project that began 20 years ago with an interest in how lithium treats mood disorders has yielded insights into the progression of blood cancers such as leukemia. The research, which centers on a protein called ...