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Software helps decrypt embryonic development

When new life develops, a tiny ball of initially identical cells has to form the different body parts of the mature organism. Sixty years ago, Alan Turing proposed that this body patterning is achieved by two types of signaling ...

dateApr 26, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Survival through a biochemical shortcut

A research team headed by Teymuras Kurzchalia at the MPI-CBG in Dresden found that nematodes and yeast can survive extreme desiccation by taking advantage of a metabolic shortcut, the glyoxylate shunt. This alternate metabolic ...

dateApr 26, 2016 in Biotechnology
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A newly discovered way for cells to die

Some cells are meant to live, and some are meant to die. The linker cell of Caenorhabditis elegans, a tiny worm that is a favored model organism for biologists, is among those destined for termination. This cell helps determine ...

dateApr 08, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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