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Mistletoe Lacks Key Energy-Generating Complex
Shawna Williams | May 3, 2018
The parasitic plant manages to go without a component of mitochondria found in all other multicellular life forms.
Genetic Mutation Linked to Cot Death
Catherine Offord | Mar 29, 2018
Alterations to a protein involved in breathing may help explain some cases of sudden infant death syndrome, a study finds.
Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts
Diana Kwon | Jul 10, 2017
These ocean-dwelling arthropods move oxygen through a digestive system in their legs.
“Harmless” Oral Microbe Can Enable Pathogen
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 12, 2016
By making oxygen more available, a benign bacterium can provide better growth conditions for a virulent one, according to a study.
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—
Choir Singers Synchronize Heartbeats
Chris Palmer | Jul 10, 2013
Singers in a choir unconsciously coordinate their breathing patterns, which leads to synchronized heart rates, especially during slow chanting.