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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Cell Atlas of the Metabolome

March 13, 2019

A cell is a bustling factory carrying out hundreds if not thousands of chemical reactions concurrently. These reactions are compartmentalized…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Germline Immortality

March 13, 2019

True mysteries often lie in something that we take for granted. One such mystery in biology that remains almost entirely…

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A Human Cell Atlas Could Soon Be Reality

March 12, 2019

The Human Genome Project provided researchers with valuable information by identifying and mapping the three billion DNA base pairs and…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Reverse Engineering the Collective Action of Macromolecules

March 11, 2019

Molecular biology conceptualizes biology through the chemistry of individual macromolecules or discrete complexes. Cell biology is fuzzier. It conceptualizes through…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Why Do Microvilli Translocate?

March 4, 2019

Ligand sensing structures like microvilli translocate in the plane of the plasma membrane. What is the functional significance of this…

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Potential changes to science publishing

February 8, 2019

An earthquake is slowly rumbling across the international scientific publishing landscape. Depending on the size of the quake, it could…

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A Sound-Based Probe for Cellular Mechanics

December 25, 2018

Researchers from the laboratory of Gijs Wuite at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, collaborating with scientists from Weizmann Institute…

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Seeing beyond sight: new computational approaches to understanding cells

December 20, 2018

Since Leeuwenhoek’s first illustrations were published, biologists have strived and struggled to extract understanding from the often noisy and nearly…

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Combating antimalarial drug resistance

December 19, 2018

Chloroquine (CQ) used to be considered the gold standard in the treatment of malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum.…

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HHMI Janelia’s Advanced Imaging Center: Breaking Barriers

December 17, 2018

Back in the 1980s, I was astounded to be able to see individual microtubules in a squid giant axon the…

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