For decades, textbooks have stated that macromolecules within living cells, such as DNA, RNA, and proteins, do not fluoresce on their own. Technology instead relies on special fluorescence dyes to … Continue Reading Textbooks upended as researchers show that DNA naturally fluoresces.
Defective cilia can lead to a host of diseases and conditions in the human body, from rare, inherited bone malformations to blindness, male infertility, kidney disease and obesity. It is … Continue Reading Researchers video and measure tubulin transport in cilia for the first time.
Cells have finger-like projections that they use to feel their surroundings. They can detect the chemical environment and they can ‘feel’ their physical surroundings using ultrasensitive sensors. New research from … Continue Reading New mechanism of cell movement identified and imaged for the first time.
Malaria parasites invade human red blood cells, they then disrupt them and infect others. Researchers at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute have now … Continue Reading Nanotechnology used to protect against in situ Malaria parasites.