Category: Cell Biology


The first images of motor proteins in action have been released by scientists. These proteins are vital to complex life, forming the transport infrastructure that allows different parts of cells to specialize in particular functions. Until now, the way they move has never been directly observed.

Source: Swinging on ‘monkey bars’: Motor proteins caught in the act — ScienceDaily

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Controversial new study suggests human-to-human transmission may have resulted from rare medical procedure

Source: Is the Alzheimer’s protein contagious? | Science/AAAS | News

Wnt to YAP pathway | Science Signaling.

This is getting too complicated, time to retire!

Microsoft mogul to create new cell science center | Science/AAAS | News.

Outstanding news, Christmas has come early!

Barrier-breaking microscopy methods that revealed cells inner life win Nobel | Science/AAAS | News.

Perfecters of the “toys” cell biologists rely on today. Congratulations!

Visualization offers view of a nerve cell’s dispatch center | Science News.

These photos are stunning!

▶ Od laboratorium do kliniki – YouTube.

BBC News – Immune system boost ‘fights cancer’.

Another small step towards slaying the giant!

Celebrated Canadian scientist, Tony Pawson, dies at 60 | CTV News.

A sad day for Canadian science and science in general. I’m sure he’s still doing experiments as I write this!

Blocking key enzyme in cancer cells could lead to new therapy.

What do embryos know that we as adults don’t?

For those who want to learn more, check out the Warburg Effect. Otto Warburg’s discovery was not too well received when he was trying to promote it, but he later went on in 1931 to win the Nobel Prize, so I guess he got the “last laugh”! Enjoy and feel free to pass this on. Cheers.