News tagged with complexities

Plants recycle too

A research team from VIB and Ghent University (Belgium), and Staffan Persson from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam (Germany) has now identified a new protein complex which is crucial for endocytosis ...

dateFeb 13, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tough life key to croc immunity

(Phys.org) —The immune systems of crocodiles and alligators have remained relatively unchanged for centuries despite their worldwide distribution, as revealed for the first time by University of Sydney ...

dateFeb 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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How do bacteria repair damage from the sun?

(Phys.org) —From bacteria to plants to humans, all organisms have mechanisms that they use to repair DNA damaged by ultraviolet (UV) light. This fundamental maintenance function is critical to our health ...

dateJan 24, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Molecules as circuits

Pursuit of silicon-based electronics has certain limits, in the physical sense: This type of circuit can never become "nano" because of the physical laws governing the flow of electrons. This imposes a halt ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in General Physics
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Environment affects an organism's complexity

Scientists have demonstrated that organisms with greater complexity are more likely to evolve in complex environments, according to research published this week in PLOS Computational Biology. The researchers, based at Éc ...

dateJan 02, 2014 in Evolution
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