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The two faces of cellular forgetfulness

Ludwig Maximilian University researchers have monitored how epigenetic information is transmitted to daughter cells during cell division and determined when the cell's developmental memory is re-established.

dateApr 13, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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US govt sued over sea turtles snared in shrimp nets

Tens of thousands of endangered sea turtles die every year in the United States when they are inadvertently snared in shrimp nets, an environmental group alleges, filing a lawsuit Wednesday against the government.

dateApr 15, 2015 in Ecology
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A beggars banquet—life in a shared nest

It's not all bad for crow chicks who have to share their nest with an uninvited pushy guest such as a cuckoo youngster. For one, they can sit back and wait for food to arrive while the cuckoo chick does all the begging for ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Arran reserve reveals marine protection works

Last summer, on the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland, we watched an excited young lad walking down to the water's edge, fishing rod in hand. Sadly, his chances of catching anything were slim ...

dateApr 15, 2015 in Ecology
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Infectious ants become antisocial

Looking after yourself, and trying not to infect others, is a good strategy to prevent disease from spreading - not only if you are a considerate co-worker, but also if you are an ant, meerkat or other social animal, as revealed ...

dateApr 14, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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