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Living cell

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What is it about?

What happens in the cells of your body when you eat something? You can see these processes in this Living Cell: how sugars are absorbed into the cell with the help of the insulin hormone, and what happens after this. You can also see certain gene expressions. What happens if this doesn't work properly? What is the link to diabetes?

How do scientists use this knowledge?

Biologists and chemists at the University of Groningen study continuous fundamental processes in human and animal cells. Various departments at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute are studying intracellular transport, the role of mitochondria and membrane proteins. The Faculty of Medical Sciences is carrying out more applied research into diabetes, which also requires a fundamental knowledge of processes

Living cell. Photo: Elco van der Meer.
Living cell. Photo: Elco van der Meer.

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