Cryo-electron microscopy

How Cells Assemble Their Skeleton

Heidelberg, Germany — Microtubules, filamentous structures within the cell, are required for many important processes, including cell division and intracellular transport. A research team led by scientists...

Structure of Mitochondrial ATP synthase

Solna, Sweden — ATP synthase is a universal molecular machine for energy conversion. By coupling to cellular respiration in mitochondria, it catalyzes conversion of chemical energy of cells. Mitochondrial...

New Mechanism for Accessing Damaged DNA

Basel, Switzerland — Ultraviolet (UV) light damages DNA, producing small lesions. These UV lesions are first detected by a protein complex known as UV-DDB and – once the lesions have been identified...

Bringing Information into Cell

Villigen, Switzerland — Researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI have elucidated an important part of a signal pathway that transmits information through the cell membrane into the interior of...

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