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p53 determines organ size

In studies conducted on the fruit fly, researchers at IRB Barcelona (Spain) headed by ICREA Professor Marco Milan have revealed that organs have the molecular mechanisms to control their proportions. In this process the protein ...

dateDec 15, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Scientists give insight into 200-year-old riddle

(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Manchester researchers have played a vital role in an international study that has revived the 200-year-old question: why do different species share similar stages of embryonic ...

dateDec 10, 2010 in Evolution
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Lizard reveals cancer secrets

(PhysOrg.com) -- A compound produced by a pregnant lizard may provide important information on the origins and treatment of cancer in humans, according to zoologist Bridget Murphy from the School of Biological Sciences who ...

dateJun 29, 2010 in Cancer
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