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New insight that ‘mega’ cells control the growth of blood-producing cells

While megakaryocytes are best known for producing platelets that heal wounds, these ‘mega’ cells found in bone marrow also play a critical role in regulating stem cells according to new research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.
How mitochondria began
Parasitic bacteria were the first cousins of the mitochondria that power cells in animals and plants – and first acted as energy parasites in those cells before becoming beneficial, according to a new University of Virginia study.
Scientists map key moment in assembly of DNA-splitting molecular machine
New work has revealed the crucial steps and surprising structures in the genesis of the enzyme that divides the DNA double helix during cell replication.
 
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