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‘Zombie cells’ infected with coronavirus sprout ‘ghoulish’ tentacles that reach out and hijack neighbors

Researchers exploring the interaction between the coronavirus and its hosts have discovered that when the SARS-CoV-2 virus infects a human ...
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3 scientists win Nobel Prize in medicine for work on cell’s ability to ‘sense and adapt to oxygen availability’

The Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded Monday to three physician-scientists from the U.S. and Britain — William ...
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‘Stemness’ and the downside of limiting our definition of stem cells

As more sophisticated technology has revealed just how plastic and heterogeneous cell populations can be, some researchers have transitioned from ...

Creating life from the ‘bottom up’: Can we make cells from scratch?

There were just eight ingredients: two proteins, three buffering agents, two types of fat molecule and some chemical energy. But ...

Defining life: If it’s created in a lab, is it really alive?

Describing life is difficult and evasive. Will we fully understand life if we can create it through synthetic biology? ...

Can a blood test find your body’s internal clock

Your body has a clock—and thanks to the travails of modern life, that clock may not line up with the timing ...

Video: Inside the quest to truly understand the living cell

“I would be happy to have a rudimentary understanding of a single cell.” That doesn’t sound like a shocking statement, ...
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DNA repair award highlights critical disease research

When DNA has been damaged, repair mechanisms can begin which help to ameliorate the damage ...
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