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How mtDNA mutations cause aging

By | July 15, 2005

Apoptosis, not oxidative damage from free radicals, drives process, according to Science study

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Actin moves chromosomes

By | July 14, 2005

Surprise findings from starfish oocytes address key questions about cell division

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How epigenetics affects twins

By | July 7, 2005

In genetically identical siblings, DNA methylation and histone acetylation correlate with age and lifestyle

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Rat olfaction molded early

By | July 7, 2005

Study in newborn rodents shows how first exposure to smells alters synaptic development

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Reverse vaccinology for group B strep

By | July 5, 2005

Strategy results in successful mouse vaccine, and finds that bacterium contains pili structures

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Bacterial proteins on the move

By | July 1, 2005

Cell surface materials passed via direct contact can restart the engines of stalled myxococci

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Little fire ant males are clones

By | June 30, 2005

Researchers identify first ant species in which both males and females have reverted to asexuality

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A wingman for T cell receptors?

By | June 27, 2005

Study shows that CD8 coreceptor helps find immune targets by using self-peptides

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Surprise role for endocannabinoids

By | June 23, 2005

The molecules play an unexpected part in stress-induced analgesia, new study shows

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Sun-free photosynthesis?

By | June 21, 2005

Bacteria may live off thermal radiation from deep-sea hydrothermal vents

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