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Q&A: Biophysics

What does a physicist do in a biology lab?…

By Isabelle Kling

Lab Matters

One hard pull

Fibres that pull membrane to form a vesicle exert a force that’s 2500 times a yeast cell’s own weight…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

Karsenti wins CNRS gold

Gold medal celebrates Eric Karsenti’s exceptional career and outstanding contributions to biology.…

By Isabelle Kling

Lab Matters

Science of Spider-Man

Web of lies? Science Movie Night reveals science behind the most famous spider bite in film history.…

By Chloe Cross

Events

Clathrin proteins involved in endocytosis form a lattice that can dramatically change its shape to form the vesicle

Decades-old cell biology puzzle solved

Behaviour of clathrin proteins, crucial for endocytosis, is clarified using new imaging techniques.…

By Isabelle Kling

Science

The scientists measured the force required to change the shape of the cells by gently deforming each cell with a pipette. IMAGE: J.L. Maitre/EMBL

Dancing with the cells

Cells 'dance' as they draw together during early embryo development.…

By Isabelle Kling

Science

Destination collaboration

Stanford University biophysicist KC Huang on his collaboration with the Typas group in Heidelberg.…

By Adam Gristwood

Science

How cells have got molecules surrounded

Ground-breaking microscopy technique gives unprecedented insight into endocytosis.…

By Isabelle Kling

Science

The team used computer simulations to investigate the mitotic spindle's strength. IMAGE: EMBL/F. NÉDÉLEC

Under pressure

How strong does a spindle need to be? Videos put cell’s chromosome-separating machinery to the test…

By Dan Jones

Science

"Hairclip" protein mechanism

‘Hairclip’ protein mechanism explained

Research led by Teichmann group identifies fundamental mechanism for controlling protein function.…

By Mary Todd Bergman

Science

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