Slime mold and cancer cells "sniff" their way through mazes by breaking down chemical molecules

Research demonstrates that cells are capable of sensing, and creating, chemical gradients to travel long distances

New help for allergies could be on the way

Researchers have identified the cells that trigger uncomfortable allergic responses

Intestinal roundworm cells eat their own DNA as part of a healthy lifecycle

During their development, DNA off the ends of their chromosomes are chopped off and destroyed

Succinate is the key to muscle communication during exercise

A new study examines the complex molecular signaling that happens in your muscles when you move

Disruption of “molecular glue” within our brain cells can lead to Alzheimer’s 

Sticky proteins help the endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria inside brain cells communicate with each other

Microscopic physical forces shape developing embryos

Research in African clawed frogs shows the importance of mechanical cues in early development

How cellular 'garbage disposals' help us understand type 2 diabetes

Proteasomes team up to combat high sugar levels in cells, and also play a role in neurological diseases

Our concept of life is too Earth-centric — alien life might look totally different

There are over 100 scientific definitions of "life," and none might be accurate outside Earth

Scientists built a 4D map of cell division

Cell division involves around 600 different proteins — it could take five or so years to study a single protein

To stop pancreatic cancer from spreading, cut out the chatter

By switching off cell-to-cell communication, researchers turned cancer’s bazooka into a rubber pistol

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Healthy and cancerous pancreatic cells fit together in a dangerous puzzle

Salk scientists are piecing together a picture of one of the deadliest cancers

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Neurons and cancer cells are a dangerous duo

New research finds that neurons migrate from the brain to infiltrate cancer cells, and that targeting this process is a promising new method of attack on cancer.

Five newly discovered proteins patrol cell nuclei

These proteins might shed light on how to treat diseases like progeria