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How bacteria control their size

Scientists have traditionally studied bacteria in large numbers, not individually. Working with tens of millions of cells in a culture flask, they tracked their growth by looking at how much the cells dimmed light passing ...

dateJan 05, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Sweet news for stem cell's 'Holy Grail'

(Phys.org)—Scientists have used sugar-coated scaffolding to move a step closer to the routine use of stem cells in the clinic and unlock their huge potential to cure diseases from Alzheimer's to diabetes.

dateFeb 26, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Targeting breast cancer stem cells in mice

Cancer develops when cells known as cancer stem cells begin to divide in an uncontrolled manner. Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified roles for the gene PTEN, which is already ...

dateJun 02, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Painting by numbers

Individuals of a particular species generally differ from one another. We are clearly most adept at recognizing members of our own species, although dog and cat owners will be ready to confirm that their pets look unique. ...

dateJun 11, 2013 in Biotechnology
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