Archive: 20/05/2011

How plants self heal

Many animals and plants regenerate tissues or even whole organs after injury. Typically, specialized cells at the wound site revert to a ‘pluripotent’ state–via a process called dedifferentiation—which ...

dateMay 20, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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DNA falls apart when you pull it

DNA falls apart when you pull it with a tiny force: the two strands that constitute a DNA molecule disconnect. Peter Gross of VU University Amsterdam has shown this in his PhD research project. With this research, researchers ...

dateMay 20, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Seeing through the eyes of the colorblind

Toyohashi Tech researcher receives coveted Japanese government award for the invention of unique color filter–glasses. Allowing those with normal color vision to experience colorblindness, the glasses enable understanding ...

dateMay 20, 2011 in Engineering
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