News tagged with biological research

Stem cell physical

Looking at stem cells through physicists' eyes is challenging some of our basic assumptions about the body's master cells.

Oct 13, 2014
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Reef fish arrived in two waves

(Phys.org) —The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before ...

Apr 10, 2014
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'Oddball science' has proven worth, say biologists

Scoffing at or cutting funds for basic biological research on unusual animal adaptations from Gila monster venom to snail sex, though politically appealing to some, is short-sighted and only makes it more ...

Feb 27, 2014
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Faster testing of new pharmaceuticals

To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the time required for testing can be reduced by 50 to 80 percent. And far fewer ...

Jan 02, 2014
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Researchers gather for stem cell retreat

Scientists from across the state are gathering for a retreat at the Health Center today to present their latest findings in the field of stem cell research. Among those making presentations include researchers from UConn, ...

Nov 08, 2013
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