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Egg Cetera #1: The immortal egg

In the first report of our Egg Cetera series on egg-related research, biologists Dr. Harry Leitch and Professor Azim Surani describe how advances in understanding egg development could transform reproductive ...

Apr 06, 2012
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CO2 exacerbates oxygen toxicity

French research team at the Laboratoire de Chimie Bacterienne has demonstrated that carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a role in the formation of oxidative damage in vivo. Under conditions of oxidative stress, certain types of damage ( ...

Mar 02, 2011
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Shedding light on cancer cells

Scientists label cells with coloured or glowing chemicals to observe how basic cellular activities differ between healthy and cancerous cells. Existing techniques for labelling cells are either too slow or too toxic to perform ...

Sep 24, 2009
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