Cell Biology

The Right Cells in the Right Spot

Munich. Germany — Spotting, pursuing and catching prey – for many animals this is an essential task for survival. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology now show in zebrafish...

The Line of Succession

München, Germany — A specific region of messenger RNAs, the 3′ untranslated region (3’UTR), plays an important role for cells to function properly. During embryonic development, 3’UTRs...

Fats Fighting Back Against Bacteria

Queensland, Australia — Droplets of fat inside our cells are helping the body’s own defence system fight back against infection, University of Queenslandresearchers have discovered. The international...

Discoveries Suggest New Breast Cancer Treatment

Melbourne, Australia — Findings by Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute (BDI) researchers have pointed to a new combination of treatments that may help breast cancer patients with certain gene mutations. The...

Small RNA as a Central Player in Infections

Würzburg, Germany — More than half of the world’s population carries the bacterium Helicobacter pylori in their stomach mucosa. It often causes no problems throughout life, but sometimes it can...

An Alternative to Animal Experiments

Munich, Germany — The human intestine is vital for both digestion and absorbing nutrients as well as drugs. For any type of research that involves intestines, scientists require research models that...

Reviving Cells After Heart Attack

Cambridge, MA — Extracellular vesicles (EVs) — nanometer sized messengers that travel between cells to deliver cues and cargo — are promising tools for the next generation of therapies...

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