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New principle for activation of cancer genes discovered

December 2, 2019

Researchers have long known that some genes can cause cancer when overactive, but exactly what happens inside the…
After being scrambled, the cytoplasm of Xenopus frog eggs spontaneously reorganizes into cell-like compartments. Nuclei are blue; microtubules are green; the endoplasmic reticulum is red. Image credit: Xianrui Cheng
Scrambled cytoplasm from frog eggs organizes into cell-like structures

November 6, 2019

Can scrambled eggs unscramble themselves? Well, sort of. The cytoplasm of ruptured Xenopus frog eggs spontaneously reorganizes into cell-like compartments,…
How cytoplasm “feels” to a cell’s components

August 22, 2017

Under a microscope, a cell’s cytoplasm can resemble a tiny underwater version of New York’s Times Square: Thousands…
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