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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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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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Developing a Computational Pipeline and Benchmark Datasets for Image-Based Transcriptomics

December 17, 2018

A New Technology Multiplexed image-based transcriptomics is an emerging technology for measuring spatially resolved gene expression in cells and intact…

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Human Organoids: A New Dimension in Cell Biology

December 11, 2018

Human organoids are being hailed as a major development in biomedicine in a report issued by the American Society for…

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Bioprinting: Ethical and societal implications

November 16, 2018
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In a recent ASCB Post article in the “What’s it all about?” series, Amanda Haage explains developments in the recent…

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