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How to kill a protein

For decades scientists have been looking closely at how our cells make proteins. But the inverse is equally important: how cells kill them.

date19 hours ago in Cell & Microbiology
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Biodiversity promotes multitasking in ecosystems

A new study of the complex interplay between organisms and their environment shows that biodiversity—the variety of organisms living on Earth—is even more important to the healthy functioning of ecosystems ...

date22 hours ago in Ecology
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The appeal of being anti-GMO

A team of Belgian philosophers and plant biotechnologists have turned to cognitive science to explain why opposition to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has become so widespread, despite positive contributions ...

date16 hours ago in Biotechnology
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Algae invade amphibian egg masses

The establishment of symbiotic systems requires one organism to live in or on a host. For some North American amphibians, these symbionts are algae and they associate with their aquatic egg masses. Researchers have begun ...

date20 hours ago in Ecology
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