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Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.

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European and South African Scientists Share Resources

By | September 23, 2011

A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.

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Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned

By | September 21, 2011

Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.

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Behavior Brief

By | September 21, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Plant RNAs Found in Mammals

By | September 20, 2011

MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.

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Mammoth Blood in the ER?

By | September 19, 2011

A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.

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Public Solves Protein Structure

By | September 18, 2011

Players of an online game that allows users to adjust how proteins are folded have solved a decade-long protein structure mystery.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Skipping Pluripotency

By | September 14, 2011

Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.

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Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer

By | September 11, 2011

Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.

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