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Alcohol leaves its mark on youngsters' DNA

A study begun in Mexico with the collaboration of university students analysed the effect of weekend alcohol consumption on the lipids comprising cell membrane and its genetic material, i.e. DNA. Until now, the damage to ...

Dec 30, 2013
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The heart's metronome

A specific cell population is responsible for ensuring that our heartbeat remains regular. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now elucidated the mode of action of one of the crucial components ...

Nov 12, 2013
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Team finds molecule that triggers septic shock

The body's immune system is set up much like a home security system; it has sensors on the outside of cells that act like motion detectors—floodlights—that click on when there's an intruder rustling in the bushes, bacteria ...

Sep 12, 2013
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Cell membrane

The cell membrane (also called the plasma membrane or plasmalemma) is the biological membrane separating the interior of a cell from the outside environment.

It is a semipermeable lipid bilayer found in all cells. It contains a wide variety of biological molecules, primarily proteins and lipids, which are involved in a vast array of cellular processes such as cell adhesion, ion channel conductance and cell signaling. The plasma membrane also serves as the attachment point for both the intracellular cytoskeleton and, if present, the extracellular cell wall.

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