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Mechanisms of Cell Movement: Filopodia as Twisting Tentacles

Written by Charlotte Harrison, science writer  Cells generate mechanical forces and explore their environment using filopodia. These dynamic tubular structures […]

Spinning a Yarn with the p53 Cancer Protein

Written by Charlotte Harrison, science writer  The tumour suppressor protein p53 is a key controller of cell proliferation. Mutations that […]

How do tumour cells use collagen to become dormant?

Researchers have discovered that collagen is key for the ability of tumour cells to enter a dormant life cycle, with […]

Supermeres: the newly discovered distinct extracellular nanoparticle

Researchers have discovered distinct extracellular nanoparticles, termed supermeres, that have the potential to act as circulating biomarkers and therapeutic targets […]

Cancer nanotubules: The future of immunotherapy?

Recently, scientists have discovered that nanotubules transfer mitochondria from immune cells to cancer cells to metabolically empower the cancer cells. […]

RNA modifications provide new insights into disease brain states

Recently, researchers have used advanced microscopy to investigate the role that RNA modifications play in ‘synaptic tagging’ within the brain. […]

Pan-cancer tumour organoids pave the way towards precision medicine

Researchers have developed a platform of pan-cancer tumour organoids and a neural-network-based drug assay, that has the potential to advance […]

Top single cell isolation techniques

Typically, conventional cell-based research focusses on the average response from a population of cells, without taking into account individual cell […]

AlphaFold 2 open up protein structure prediction software for all

Source code for AlphaFold 2, an algorithm that predicts 3D protein structure with unprecedented accuracy, is now freely available. Proteins […]

New insights into X-inactivation

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have uncovered new insights into our understanding of X-inactivation in female mammals. Chromosome architecture Classical […]