Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue
Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue
Researchers propose a mechanism by which a protein produced in the placenta may trigger blood vessel growth and enlarge fat cells.
Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue
Infographic: How Pregnancy Changes Fat Tissue

Researchers propose a mechanism by which a protein produced in the placenta may trigger blood vessel growth and enlarge fat cells.

Researchers propose a mechanism by which a protein produced in the placenta may trigger blood vessel growth and enlarge fat cells.

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A study finds that slower-growing species are better able to adjust their growth to fit their hyphae through narrow passages.
Book Club Discussion of Brandon Taylor&rsquo;s <em>Real Life</em>
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The Scientist Social Club talked with the author.
Infographic: How to Ferret Out SARS-CoV-2 in Sewage
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Researchers find different distributions of the immune cells in young, older, and diseased eyes.
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Thousands of Sea Turtles Immobilized by Brutal Texas Winter Storm
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Volunteers have been working around the clock to rescue the animals found stunned on the beach.
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Good girl, Florin!
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Directing an object on a screen to a target provided a tasty reward.
Conch Horn Finds Its Song Again After 17,000 Years
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Infographic: A Plant Cell&rsquo;s Cuticle Helps Regulate Toxic Chemical Accumulation
Infographic: A Plant Cell’s Cuticle Helps Regulate Toxic Chemical Accumulation
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Take a deep dive into the research of a pioneering figure in the study of plant virology.