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Powerful pumpkins, super squash

Carotenoids, the family of yellow to red pigments responsible for the striking orange hues of pumpkins and the familiar red color of vine-ripe tomatoes, play an important role in human health by acting as ...

Nov 04, 2009
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Deciphering developmental disorders

A new UK nationwide project aimed at improving the care and diagnosis of developmental disorders and understanding their relation to the human genome is announced today. The Deciphering Developmental Disorders (DDD) Project ...

Mar 22, 2011
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Through evolution, cavefish have lost sleep

Cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, a finding by New York University biologists that reveals the genes involved in sleep patterns and disorders. Their study, which appears in the journal Current Bi ...

Apr 07, 2011
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