Sugar metabolism is surprisingly conventional in cancer

Molecular Cell (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2022.07.007″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Graphical abstract. Credit: Molecular Cell (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.molcel.2022.07.007 For over a century, cancer cell metabolism has been viewed as something of a paradox. New work from researchers at Washington University in St. Louis shows that it might not be such an anomaly after all. The study is published … Read more

Giant viruses build a cell nucleus surprisingly like our own

Cryo-electron tomography technology provides a view of a jumbo phage-infected bacterial cell (top left) with the nucleus-like compartment outlined in blue (top right). A close-up of the cell (bottom left) reveals the newly discovered chimallin protein and the chimallin protein’s square lattice design (bottom right), with yellow highlighting an individual chimallin shell component. Credit: Villa … Read more

Titan is an Alien World, but Surprisingly Familiar

Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, is a fascinating and mysterious world, a world literally shrouded in mystery due to thick clouds that cameras imaging in the visible spectrum cannot penetrate. This was made apparent when NASA’s Pioneer 11 became the first spacecraft to fly past Titan in 1979, and then NASA’s Voyager 1 and 2 in … Read more

Pluto’s Orbit is Surprisingly Unstable

In 1930, astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovered the fabled “Ninth Planet” (or “Planet X”) while working at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. The existence of this body had been previously predicted based on perturbations in the orbit of Uranus and Neptune. After receiving more than 1,000 suggestions from around the world, and a debate among … Read more