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Rules of communication in the nucleus

Nuclear pores in the nuclear membrane do not only control the transport of molecules into and out of the nucleus but also play an important role in gene expression. Researchers at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) of ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Ant communication—secrets of the antennae

A research group has identified chemosensory proteins (CSPs) that play important roles in communications between worker ants. CSPs may represent a starting point for elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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To track winter flounder, researchers look to ear bones

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are turning to an unusual source —otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish—to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized ...

dateAug 27, 2015 in Ecology
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Data backs limits on deep-sea fishing by depth

Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on August 27 have evidence in support of a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. The findings come just as the European Union considers ...

dateAug 27, 2015 in Ecology
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