News tagged with functionality

The early bird catches the sperm

Getting up later in the morning might gain you more sleep, but it could mean you end up fathering fewer offspring—at least if you are a songbird called the great tit. Ecologists from the United States and Germany have discovered ...

dateJun 03, 2015 in Ecology
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Study questions existence of housekeeping genes

In a study to better understand the role of the body's "housekeeping" genes, scientists in the Departments of Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University scoured every existing database of ...

dateMay 18, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Micro fingers for arranging single cells

Functional analysis of a cell, which is the fundamental unit of life, is important for gaining new insights into medical and pharmaceutical fields. For efficiently studying cell functions, it is essential to reconstruct cellular ...

dateApr 24, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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