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Protecting cells from their neighbors

Almost all organisms evolve from a single cell, a fertilised egg. In the first hours after fertilisation, the fate of its future development is determined. It is dictated by the separation of cells that will become sperm ...

dateAug 03, 2009 in Biotechnology
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New technique could save cancer patients' fertility

The tiny translucent egg nestled in the special laboratory gel was a mere 30 days old, but its four-week birthday caused researchers to quietly celebrate. This was the first time anyone had successfully grown a woman's immature ...

dateJul 13, 2009 in Cancer
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Estrogen linked to lowered immunity in fish

Exposure to estrogen reduces production of immune-related proteins in fish. This suggests that certain compounds, known as endocrine disruptors, may make fish more susceptible to disease.

dateJun 03, 2009 in Ecology
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S.Korea lifts ban on stem cell research

South Korea on Wednesday conditionally lifted a ban on stem cell research using human eggs, three years after outlawing the practice because a scientist was found to have faked his work.

dateApr 29, 2009 in Biotechnology
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