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Amazonian frog has its own ant repellent

Special chemicals covering the skin of a tiny yellow-striped Amazonian frog provide a protective shield that wards off leaf-cutting ants allowing it to live comfortably among them. "It helps the frog blend in, because it ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Self-sorting cells disrupt development

In a developing embryo, some cells can self-segregate – like oil separating out of water – to help create the tissues and organs of the human body. For example, brain cells separate into clusters that give rise to different ...

dateOct 20, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Researchers root for more cassava research

Cassava makes up nearly 50 percent of the diet in parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, where populations are projected to increase by more than 120% in the next 30 years. With stagnant yields for the last half century, scientists ...

date8 hours ago in Biotechnology
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