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In a paper published yesterday in the journal Developmental Cell, scientists in Manuela Baccarini’s lab at the University of Vienna, describe the involvement of the Raf1 protein kinase in angiogenesis-mediated endothelial cell adhesion. During the process of angiogenesis, endothelial cells migrate as a collective group in order to form new blood vessels. While it is […]

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Astrocytes are characteristic star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord. They perform many functions, including biochemical support of endothelial cells that form the blood–brain barrier, provision of nutrients to the nervous tissue, maintenance of extracellular ion balance, and a role in the repair and scarring process of the brain and spinal cord following […]

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I often use Sundays to browse the net and see if Stumbleupon can actually successfully guess my interests. While most of the time it is off-target by a huge margin, today I stumbled upon a story that really peaked my interest. Several months ago, scientists at Japan’s Riken Institute published a paper in Nature Neuroscience […]

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The video below was captured from a live 2-day workshop on 2D electrophoresis and sample prep. In this clip you will learn the ideal ways to disrupt your cells in preparation for the IEF run. Tweet This Post

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Some compounds found in grapes help to protect skin cells from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, according to a study by researchers from the University of Barcelona and the CSIC (Spanish National Research Council). The study supports the use of grapes or grape derivatives in sun protection products. Ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun are […]

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