News tagged with human organs

Oxygen 'sensor' may shut down DNA transcription

( -- A key component found in an ancient anaerobic microorganism may serve as a sensor to detect potentially fatal oxygen, a University of Arkansas researcher and his colleagues have found. This helps researchers ...

dateJun 19, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Italian super-eruption larger than thought

Recent research suggested that the super-eruption of the Campi Flegrei caldera volcano in southern Italy about 40,000 years ago may have played a part in wiping out, or forcing the migration of, the Neanderthal and modern ...

dateJun 18, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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How plants make cocaine

Cocaine is one of the most commonly used (and abused) drugs, but we have almost no modern information on how plants produce this complex alkaloid. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, ...

dateJun 06, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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