Two proteins that act as a 'clutch' in cells to put them in gear and drive our immune response have been identified for the first time.... SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
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[Research Articles] Brain-resident memory T cells generated early in life predispose to autoimmune disease in mice  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
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Method to select for mammalian cells with half the number of chromosomes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
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Molecular scissors stabilize the cell's cytoskeleton  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
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