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Sex detected in placozoans

By | October 11, 2005

Simplest free-living animals could serve as models for understanding evolution of sex

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New control over worm rhythms

By | October 10, 2005

Newly discovered gene controls swallowing, ovulation, and defecation

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New clues to nerve regeneration

By | October 7, 2005

Blocking a growth factor receptor allows damaged axons to re-grow, providing new clues to why nerves typically don't heal

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Flu genome sequenced

By | October 6, 2005

Papers were published despite concerns the findings could aid bioterrorism

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Sexual communication in tears

By | October 6, 2005

Non-volatile sexual "pheromone" found in mouse tears may play a role in close-range, face-to-face communication

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'Dead' DNA feeds deep sea life

By | October 5, 2005

Extracellular DNA plays a pivotal role in deep-sea ecosystems, researchers report in Science

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Bats might be origin of SARS

By | September 30, 2005

Findings suggest winged mammals could spread SARS-like viruses across Asia, Australia and Europe

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Bacteria may have endless diversity

By | September 28, 2005

Comparative sequencing reveals enormous variation in genomes from horizontal gene transfer

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Research funding doubles in decade

By | September 22, 2005

Public, private support for biomedical research tops $94 billion, shifts further down pipeline

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Nanotubes link immune cells

By | September 20, 2005

Naturally occurring structures could help deliver signals and antigens more rapidly than other means

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