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Time is of the essence

New findings in mice suggest that merely changing meal times could have a significant effect on the levels of triglycerides in the liver. The results of this Weizmann Institute of Science study, recently published in Cell ...

dateFeb 05, 2014 in Biochemistry
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Sponge bacteria, a chemical factory

Sponges are unique beings: they are invertebrates that live in symbiosis with sometimes hundreds of different types of bacteria; similar to lichens which are a biocoenosis of algae and fungi. "Put simply, many sponges are ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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A digital test for toxic genes

Like little factories, cells metabolize raw materials and convert them into chemical compounds. Biotechnologists take advantage of this ability, using microorganisms to produce pharmaceuticals and biofuels. To boost output ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Biotechnology
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