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The secret of the best foie gras

Defying common sense, ducks that plump up less produce the finest foie gras — that rich, buttery French delicacy made from goose or duck livers and sometimes eaten as slices atop lightly toasted bread — scientists ...

dateNov 16, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Flexible learning in a virtual microscope lab

For every medical student, examining specimens under the microscope is part of the syllabus. However, the opening hours of the labs and the number of enlargers are limited. Thanks to a new online platform, students are now ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Growing without cell division

An international team of scientists, including biologists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may have pinpointed for the first time the mechanism responsible for cell polyploidy, a state in which cells ...

dateNov 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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