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Dec 22, 2014

Rapid wound repair is generally thought to be initiated by intrinsic cues, such as changes in the structure or mechanics of damaged tissues.... (more)


Nov 24, 2014

Dynein has numerous functions in mitosis, but the function of the motor complex's light intermediate chains is poorly understood.... (more)


Oct 27, 2014

The apical surfaces of polarized epithelia are covered by short, actin-rich protrusions called microvilli, but what happens to these structures when cells detach from a monolayer during development or disease is unclear.... (more)


Sep 29, 2014

The Drosophila heart is a simple tubular structure with a central lumen. Vogler et al. reveal that the small GTPase Cdc42 and actin-nucleating formin proteins promote lumen formation.... (more)


Sep 1, 2014

The paired accessory glands of male Drosophila secrete multiple signaling factors into the seminal fluid that promote reproductive success by altering the recipient female's physiology and behavior.... (more)