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The life story of stem cells

Stem cells ensure the regeneration and maintenance of the body's tissues. Diseases like cancer can arise if they spiral out of control. In collaboration with doctors from Aachen University Hospital, scientists from the Max ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Using evolution to identify cell types

Despite similarities in form, function, and even DNA, cells that appear to be related may have traversed very different evolutionary paths. Science magazine spotlights a new approach to identifying cell types based on a recent ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Nanoquakes probe new 2-D material

In a step towards a post-graphene era of new materials for electronic applications, an international team of researchers, including scientists at the University of California, Riverside, has found a new and exciting way to ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Cells get noisy in crowded environments

Bacteria are incredibly small, yet pack an enormous diversity of different molecules such as DNA, mRNA and proteins. Chemists from Radboud University Nijmegen, Eindhoven and Paris now show for the first time that random variations ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Two mutations are better than one

Two wrongs don't make a right, but in the case of genetic mutations, having two mutations in the same gene could be better than having either one individually. Recent research by biologists at San Diego State University found ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Biotechnology
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