When faced with high gravity, cells get “thicker skin” by strengthening their membranes

Unlike humans, who seem to develop it under pressure.

Zooming in on the cell– what makes animals and plants different?

There are a few key differences!

Exercise, fasting boosts cellular cleanup of defective proteins

Defective and toxic proteins in cells are cleared more easily with a healthy lifestyle.

New structure that keeps cells bound together discovered in human cells

We’re nowhere near close to ‘discovering everything’ yet.

New bio-synthetic circuits can teach old cells new tricks — such as killing cancer

The work has only been tested in the lab but, so far, the results are encouraging.

What Are Five Stages of Mitosis?

Divide and conquer!

Novel cell-in-a-shell is a like a body armor for tiny living things

It’s like cells wearing power-armor!

Nanomachines destroy cancer by drilling holes into it

Zap the cancer away.

Researchers took a nanoscale snap of a living cell membrane for the first time in history

They had to develop a whole new method to do it.

Immortal cells could usher in the age of plentiful, artificial blood for transfusions

Your body probably won’t even tell the difference.

This YouTube time-lapse of cellular division in action will have you hitting replay again and again


There’s a strange similarity between your cells and neutron stars

Researchers have found an intriguing resemblance between the human cells and neutron stars.

Artificial cell can move on its own

In an attempt to further out understanding of cell deformation and mechanics, researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) have built an artificial cellular model that can change its shape and move on its own. Cells are complex biological objects that exhibit sophisticated metabolic functions. Primordial cells, however, were much simpler in design: just a membrane and a couple of

Using cells as living calculators

MIT engineers have taken one step forward to the realm of sci-fi gadgets, transforming bacterial cells into living calculators that can compute logarithms, divide, and take square roots, using three or fewer genetic parts. Using cells as analog circuits Inspired by how analog electronic circuits function, the researchers created synthetic computation circuits by combining existing genetic “parts,” or engineered genes,

First ever computer model of a living organism performed

In what can only be described as a milestone in biological and genetic engineering, scientists at Stanford University have, for the first time ever, simulated a complete bacterium. With the organism completely in virtual form, the scientists can perform any kind of modification on its genome and observe extremely quickly what kind of changes would occur in the organism. This

Future cars could be partially powered by their bodywork

Parts of the car’s bodywork could double up as it’s batter in a not so far away future; at least that’s what the people involved in the 3.4 million project believe. They are working on a prototype that can store and discharge electrical energy; the material is also light and very hard. Ultimately, this will not only double the battery,

Highest Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Ever Reached

The efficiency of the solar cells is the first thing needed to be improved in order to improve the quality of the solar panels, and it is the aim of more and more scientists as time passes. Still, very few manage to obtain a breakthrough, and that’s exactly what researchers at University of New South Wales’ ARC Photovoltaic Centre of

First Detailed Map Of Nuclear Pore Complex Made

Understanding the mechanisms which take place is something scientists are have been trying to figure out for ages; because of it’s small size, maping it and understanding some things seems almost impossible, but this is a very important step in solving some molecullar puzzles. This would in fact speed up significantly the process of discovering and understanding of cells. A