Molecular Biology

Revealing the Secrets of Cell Competition

Neuherberg, Germany — As multicellular life relies on cell-cell interactions, it is not surprising that this is not always peaceful: cells with higher fitness eliminate cells with lower fitness through...

How Cells Control Mitochondria

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — Errors in the metabolic processes of mitochondria are responsible for a variety of diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Scientists needed to find...

Cells Combating a Deadly Lung Disease

Nagoya, Japan — Single-cell RNA sequencing has revealed a subset of cells that could provide protection from a rare, but severely debilitating and fatal, lung disease. The findings were published by...

Making Sense of Antisense Gene Silencing

Tokyo, Japan — Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) find proteins that bind to and regulate tocopherol-conjugated heteroduplex oligonucleotides during gene silencing Gene...

Memory Making Involves Extensive DNA Breaking

Cambridge, MA — The urgency to remember a dangerous experience requires the brain to make a series of potentially dangerous moves: Neurons and other brain cells snap open their DNA in numerous locations–more...

The Twinkle and the Brain

Klosterneuburg, Austria — Can you remember the smell of flowers in your grandmother’s garden or the tune your grandpa always used to whistle? Some childhood memories are seemingly engrained into...

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