A Turning Point for Macrophages

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Drosophila macrophages disperse themselves around the body during embryogenesis, ready to mount an immune response at the site of a wound. Stramer et al. image the cells in vivo, revealing that they form microtubule "arms" to point them in the right direction and push themselves away from their fellow leukocytes. This biosights episode presents the paper by Stramer et al. from the May 17th, 2010 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology, and includes an interview with lead author Brian Stramer....

Systems biology of the mitotic spindle

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A novel high-throughput screening approach that combines yeast mutant arrays with high-content imaging provides fresh insights into mitotic spindle disassembly. This biosights episode presents the paper by Vizeacoumar et al. from the January 11, 2010 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology, and includes interviews with authors Brenda Andrews and Charles Boone, and JCB editorial board member John Aitchison. Produced by Eun Choi. Read the complete paper at:...