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The impact of green fluorescent protein after 25 years

May 15, 2019
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This year marks the 25th anniversary of Martin Chalfie’s seminal paper on the use of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) as…

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cell catalog

Cell catalog combines live imaging with GFP markers for important cell structures

May 7, 2019

Ruwanthi Gunawardane leads the charge to build a collection of human induced pluripotent stem (hiPS) cell lines with proteins tagged…

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Five months and one government shutdown late

May 7, 2019
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It was over five months late and resulted in a 35-day government shutdown, but Congress and the president have finally…

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New editor-in-chief named for ASCB’s basic research journal

May 2, 2019
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The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is excited to announce that Matthew D. Welch has been selected to be…

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MBoC solicits papers for second special issue on the Cell Biology of Stem Cells

April 1, 2019
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Submit a Paper Submission deadline extended to August 15 Molecular Biology of the Cell (MBoC) Editor-in-Chief David Drubin has announced…

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Unsolved Problems in Cell Biology: Cell Atlas of the Metabolome

March 13, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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Ligand sensing structures like microvilli translocate in the plane of the plasma membrane. What is the functional significance of this…

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