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Left: Slice of a cell in grey. Right: Two 3D reconstructions of parts of the slice, showing the internal structure.

Nuclear pores in their natural context

Scientists from the Beck group have studied the 3D structure of nuclear pores in budding yeast. They show how the architecture of the nuclear pore…

By Fabian Oswald

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Colourful yeast

Most of us love brewer’s yeast, or at least the food that it’s helped us to produce since ancient times. Without Saccharomyces cerevisiae (its…

By Doreen Feike

Picture of the week

The strands of RNA within a single yeast cell can now be studied across the entire genome. IMAGE: Tobias Wüstefeld

New method to study gene expression in yeast cells

Scientists develop high-throughput yeast single-cell RNA sequencing…

By Josh Tapley

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Condensin loops around several strands of DNA, keeping it coiled up and easier to transport. (Artistic impression) Image credits: EMBL/ P. Riedinger

Keeping it together

As any rock-climber knows, trailing a long length of rope behind you is not easy. A dangling length of rope is unwieldy and hard to manoeuvre, and…

By Guest author(s)

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What makes us unique? Not only our genes

Once the human genome was sequenced in 2001, the hunt was on for the genes that make each of us unique. But scientists at the European Molecular…

By Guest author(s)

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These microscopy images show that, in A. gambiae mosquitoes, the different alleles of the TEP1 gene confer different degrees of resistance to malaria: the midgut of a mosquito whose only functional allele is the 'resistance' one (left) contains a number of dead malaria parasites (black dots), but very few live parasites (fluorescent green dots), whereas in another, genetically identical, mosquito with only the 'susceptibility' allele turned on (right), parasite survival was much higher. Image credit: Marina Lamacchia/INSERM

From foe to friend: mosquitoes that transmit malaria may help fight the disease

For many years, the mosquitoes that transmit malaria to humans were seen as public enemies, and campaigns to eradicate the disease focused on…

By Guest author(s)

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Zooming in on genetic shuffling

Genetic recombination, the process by which sexually reproducing organisms shuffle their genetic material when producing germ cells, leads to…

By Guest author(s)

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Scientists uncover how hormones achieve their effects

New insights into the cellular signal chain through which pheromones stimulate mating in yeast have been gained by scientists at the European…

By Guest author(s)

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An architectural plan of the cell

Like our body every cell has a skeleton that provides it with a shape, confers rigidity and protects its fragile inner workings. The cytoskeleton is…

By Guest author(s)

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How nature tinkers with the cellular clock

The life of a cell is all about growing and dividing at the right time. That is why the cell cycle is one of the most tightly regulated cellular…

By Guest author(s)

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The closest look ever at the cell’s machines

Today researchers in Germany announce they have finished the first complete analysis of the “molecular machines” in one of…

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