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Cadherin-11 plays role in cell migration

Cadherins are part of the protein family of adhesion molecules. Just like mortar between the bricks in a wall, they ensure that cells stay together, preventing them from breaking away and migrating from a group of cells. ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Uncovering the purpose of birds' extra fat

Ornithologists have long wondered why some birds carry more fat than they need to fuel their migration, and a new study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances provides the answer: Leftover fuel from spring migration gives female ...

dateJun 01, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Trouble with parasites? Just migrate!

Why do animals migrate? Explanations behind the evolution of such a costly, yet common behavior are varied. However, rarely do parasites and pathogens figure into the story. Researchers from the University of Minnesota and ...

dateMay 27, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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