Function Follows Form

View from the inside of a nerve cell. The synapse and the muscle cell are not pictured, but would be below the nerve cell’s cell membrane, at the bottom. In the frog NMJ (A), neurotransmitter-containing packets (vesicles) waiting to be dumped into the synapse are...

Testing the Footing

Microscope images of a cell trying to get a foothold on a soft (A) and hard (B) substrate. The cell puts out a lamellipodium that grips the hard substrate, but only tests the soft one. Testing the Footing XSEDE Resources Help Univ. of Chicago Team Simulate Cell...

Heat Stable Vaccines Could Save Lives, Money

Heat Stable Vaccines Could Save Lives, Money April 26, 2017 Health care workers in low-income nations often have to deliver vaccines on rugged footpaths, via motorcycle or over river crossings. On top of this, vaccines need to be kept refrigerated or they may degrade...