Archive: 11/29/2007

Flies' evasive move traced to sensory neurons

When fruit fly larvae are poked or prodded, they fold themselves up and corkscrew their bodies around, a behavior that appears to be the young insects’ equivalent of a “judo move,” say researchers reporting online on ...

Nov 29, 2007 5 / 5 (2) 0

Small RNA plays parallel roles in bacterial metabolism

They are often overlooked, and were once thought to be too small to contribute much to major cellular processes, but in recent years the study of small ribonucleic acids (sRNA) has gained momentum. Now a team from the University ...

Nov 29, 2007 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

Homeless cells find temporary lodging -- and their demise

Sometimes healthy cells commit suicide. In the 1970s, scientists showed that a type of programmed cell death called apoptosis plays a key role in development, and the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine recognized ...

Nov 29, 2007 4.8 / 5 (6) 0