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University takes on taste challenge: MREs

A ready-to-eat Army meal can survive a 1,200-foot parachute drop and stay fresh for up to three years - only to go straight into the trash can if it doesn't appeal to a soldier's taste.

dateJun 05, 2013 in Other
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DNA damage: The dark side of respiration

( —Adventitious changes in cellular DNA can endanger the whole organism, as they may lead to life-threatening illnesses like cancer. Researchers at LMU now report how byproducts of respiration cause mispairing ...

dateMay 22, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Omega-3 can help laying hens avoid bone damage

Most of us are aware of the potential health benefits of omega-3 found in fish oil and flax seed. Now researchers have found that omega-3 could help laying hens avoid bone damage, which affects millions of hens each year, ...

dateJan 29, 2013 in Other
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What makes a worm say 'yuck'

Researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) say they have uncovered a way that animals detect pathogens in their bodies that allows their systems to respond before cellular damage occurs.

dateMay 15, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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How muscle cells seal their membranes

Every cell is enclosed by a thin double layer of lipids that separates the distinct internal environment of the cell from the extracellular space. Damage to this lipid bilayer, also referred to as plasma membrane, disturbs ...

dateMar 14, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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