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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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Ancient Croc Found

By | September 16, 2011

Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.

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Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers

By | September 15, 2011

Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.

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Early Bird Plumage

By | September 15, 2011

After rummaging through thousands of amber inclusions housed at the University of Alberta and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology in Canada, researchers discovered 11 amber encased-feather fossils that provide the most detailed picture yet of early feather evolution.

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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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Behavior Brief

By | September 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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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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