Cell division

Manufacturing the Core Engine of Cell Division

Dortmund, Germany — As a human cell begins division, its 23 chromosomes duplicate into identical copies that remain joined at a region called the centromere. Here lies the kinetochore, a complicated...

Relaxing Cell Divisions

Klosterneuburg, Austria — During cell division, a parent cell divides into two daughter cells. Their new role and function depend on the orientation of the division plane. A crucial factor guiding...

Vitamin B6, Leukaemia’s Deadly Addiction

Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Scientists have discovered that Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) grows by taking advantage of the B6 vitamin to accelerate cell division. The research team from Cold Spring Harbour...

Too-Tight Membrane Keeps Cells from Splitting

Okinawa Prefecture, Japan — Cells divide to grow new tissues or patch up damaged ones, but when cell division goes wrong, it can cause more harm than good. To avoid dire consequences, namely disease...

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