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January 24, 2013
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UMass Amherst Cell Biologists Show Molecular Forces Are Key to Proper Cell Division

AMHERST, Mass. – Studies led by cell biologist Thomas Maresca at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are revealing new details about a molecular surveillance system that helps detect and correct errors in cell division that can lead to cell death … Continue reading

November 18, 2012
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How Do Cells Tell Time? Scientists Develop Single-Cell Imaging to Watch the Cell Clock

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new way to visualize single-cell activity in living zebrafish embryos has allowed scientists to clarify how cells line up in the right place at the right time to receive signals about the next phase of their … Continue reading

March 2, 2012
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How Megakaryocytes Get so Big — and The Bad Things That Happen When They Don’t

Yale researchers have discovered how megakaryocytes — giant blood cells that produce wound-healing platelets — manage to grow 10 to 15 times larger than other blood cells. The findings, to be published March 13 in the journal Developmental Cell, also … Continue reading

December 18, 2011
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Targeting Protein Critical To Cell Division Stops Cancer Cells From Proliferating And Kills Them

Suppressing a newly identified protein involved in regulating cell division could be a novel strategy for fighting certain cancers because it stops the malignant cells from dividing and causes them to die quickly, according to a study by researchers at … Continue reading

November 25, 2010
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Getting a Tighter Grip on Cell Division

*Molecular “machine” responsible for pulling chromosome copies apart is isolated and seen in action outside the cell*  The dance of cell division is carefully choreographed and has little room for error. Paired genetic information is lined up in the middle … Continue reading