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Researchers find a clue to how life turned left

Researchers analyzing meteorite fragments that fell on a frozen lake in Canada have developed an explanation for the origin of life's handedness – why living things only use molecules with specific orientations. ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in Biochemistry
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How stem cells make skin

Stem cells have a unique ability: when they divide, they can either give rise to more stem cells, or to a variety of specialised cell types. In both mice and humans, a layer of cells at the base of the skin ...

dateSep 13, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Niacin, the fountain of youth

The vitamin niacin has a life-prolonging effect, as Michael Ristow has demonstrated in roundworms. From his study, the ETH-Zurich professor also concludes that so-called reactive oxygen species are healthy, ...

dateSep 30, 2013 in Biochemistry
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