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Cell biology

Cell Biology is the branch of science that studies cells at the microscopic or at the molecular level. It includes studying the cells’ physiological properties, structures, organelles, interactions with their environment, life cycle, division and apoptosis.


Cell biology Articles

Yale Scientists Give The Golgi Apparatus Its Own Identity, Paving The Way For More Targeted Cancer Research
Researchers at Yale have discovered that, contrary to previous beliefs, the Golgi apparatus is an organelle that exists independently of the larger endoplasmic reticulum and is a crucial component of cell division.

Date: 10 Feb 2009, Rating: 4.50

Rewind, Please: Nature Paper Shows That Cell Division Is Reversible
A scientist found a way to reverse the process of cell division.

Date: 10 Feb 2009, Rating: 3.93

To evade chemotherapy, some cancer cells mimic stem cells
Anti-cancer treatments often effectively shrink the size of tumors

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.68

CHECKING HOW CELLS GROW: New research dismisses a widely held assumption about cell growth
Research published today in Journal of Biology challenges an assumption about cell growth that underpins modern cellular biology.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.40

Rare cell prevents rampant brain activity
One of the mysteries of the brain is how it avoids ending up in a state of chaos

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.96

St. Jude identifies the specific cell that causes eye cancer, disproving long-held theory
Researchers found that certain mutations enable specific cells in the retina to multiply and cause eye cancer

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 2.67

Researchers discover pathway to cell size, division
Organisms precisely regulate cell size to ensure that daughter cells have sufficient cellular material to thrive or to create specific cell types

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.44

Location, location — Cell sizes, lives influenced by host size
Cells from the smallest to the largest of mammals often seem to be "one size fits all."

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.87

The stem cells that weren't there
Many researchers had proposed that adult stem cells develop into insulin-producing cells, called beta cells, in the pancreas.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.75

Penn study points to new direction for pancreas cell regeneration
Replacing faulty or missing cells with new insulin-making cells has been the object of diabetes research for the last decade.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00

The sturdier sex? — Study by Pittsburgh scientists finds female stem cells work better
Female stem cells derived from muscle have a greater ability to regenerate skeletal muscle tissue than male cells

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 4.13

A new study of living cells could revolutionize the way we test drugs
Researchers have made a breakthrough by detecting the electrical equivalent of a living cell's last gasp.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 2.75

Massey researchers induce cell death in leukemia
Researchers presented preclinical research at the American Association of Cancer Research's annual meeting suggesting the potential of a new combination treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 1.00

Cancer stem cells: know thine enemy
Stem cells -- popularly known as a source of biological rejuvenation -- may play harmful roles in the body

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.30

Stem cell identity in culture may strongly depend on the cellular microenvironment
Identification, isolation and large scale culture of stem cells for potential medical applications is a major challenge in cell biology.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 2.50

Asymmetry due to Perfect Balance
Cell membranes are like two-dimensional fluids whose molecules are distributed evenly through lateral diffusion

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 1.00

Bone morphogenetic protein antagonist gremlin 1 is widely expressed by cancer-associated stromal cells and can promote tumor cell proliferation
In this work, the authors used a genomic approach to identify factors produced by cells in the microenvironment of basal cell carcinoma of the skin, one of the most common human cancers.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 5.00, 7 pages

Deactivation of phosphatidylinositol 3,4,5-trisphosphate/Akt signaling mediates neutrophil spontaneous death
Neutrophil spontaneous death plays essential roles in neutrophil homeostasis and resolution of inflammation, whereas the underlying molecular mechanisms are still ill-defined.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Evolution of cooperation among tumor cells
Existing cancer theory suggests that individual clones of cancer cells evolve independently from one another, acquiring all of the genetic traits or hallmarks necessary to form a malignant tumor.

Date: 4 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.00, 10 pages

Hepatic Stem Cells: In Search of
In this review, the authors discuss the different definitions and functions of hepatic progenitor cells as well as the current research efforts examining their therapeutic potential.

Date: 3 Jan 2008, Rating: 3.46, 10 pages