Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Flies remember where to chill out

(PhysOrg.com) -- By recalling landmarks in the environment, a leopard can return to the tree where it stashed its kill and a shopper can find her car in the mall’s parking lot. Fruit flies also commit details of their ...

Jun 22, 2011
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How to separate a sheep from its flock

(PhysOrg.com) -- When the signaling proteins known as kinases stop working, the results can be dramatic. Glitches in the enzymes can trigger diabetes, impair immune function, or drive the spread of cancers, ...

Apr 04, 2011
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Missing DNA helps make us human

A new study demonstrates that specific traits that distinguish humans from their closest living relatives – chimpanzees, with whom we share 96 percent of our DNA – can be attributed to the loss of chunks of DNA ...

Mar 09, 2011
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