News tagged with chemical signal

'Worm speak' uses chemicals to communicate

( -- A species of small, transparent roundworms have a highly evolved language in which they combine chemical fragments to create precise molecular messages that control social behavior, reports a new study from ...

dateJan 26, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Plants 'talk' to plants to help them grow

Having a neighborly chat improves seed germination, finds research in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Ecology. Even when other known means of communication, such as contact, chemical and light-mediated signals, are ...

dateMay 06, 2013 in Ecology
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Initiating DNA repair

To find out what activates SIRT6, the researchers alternately applied chemical inhibitors to human skin cells to determine which proteins were essential in getting the gene to repair the broken DNA strands. They discovered ...

dateSep 09, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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