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Studying the molecular features of ageing in human blood stem cells showed that as blood stem cells age, their sugar metabolism increases. IMAGE: Campbell Medical Illustration

Ageing is visible in the way cells use glucose

Researchers from EMBL and Heidelberg University unveil the molecular mechanisms of…

By Iris Kruijen

Science

First, find your membrane

Collaboration between scientists reveals collaboration between…

By Sonia Furtado Neves

Science

This image represents the integration of genomic, metabolic, proteomic, structural and cellular information about Mycoplasma pneumoniae in this project: one layer of an Electron Tomography scan of a bottle-shaped M. pneumoniae cell (grey) is overlaid with a schematic representation of this bacterium’s metabolism, where blue indicates interactions between proteins encoded in genes from the same functional unit. Apart from these expected interactions, the scientists found that, surprisingly, many proteins are multifunctional. For instance, there were various unexpected physical interactions (yellow lines) between proteins and the subunits that form the ribosome, which is depicted as an Electron microscopy image (yellow). Image credit: Takuji Yamada / EMBL

First-ever blueprint of a minimal cell is more complex than expected

What are the bare essentials of life, the indispensable ingredients required to produce a cell that can survive on its own? Can we describe the…

By Guest author(s)

Science

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