News tagged with lampreys

Lampreys give clues to evolution of immune system

Biologists have discovered that primitive, predatory lampreys have structures within their gills that play the same role as the thymus, the organ where immune cells called T cells develop in mammals, birds and fish.

Feb 02, 2011
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Sea lampreys jettison one-fifth of their genome

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have discovered that the sea lamprey, which emerged from jawless fish first appearing 500 million years ago, dramatically remodels its genome. Shortly after a fertilized lamprey ...

Jul 20, 2009
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Evolution of a contraceptive for sea lamprey

(PhysOrg.com) -- In addition to providing fundamental insights into the early evolution of the estrogen receptor, research by a team at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine may lead to ...

Jun 25, 2009
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Researchers Unlock the Secrets of Gene Regulatory Networks

A quartet of studies by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) highlight a special feature on gene regulatory networks recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (P ...

Feb 04, 2009
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