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A microbe's fountain of youth

The yeast S.pombe is one of the best-studied microbes in the world. First isolated from East African millet beer over a century ago, it's been used as a model organism in molecular and cell biology for the past sixty years. ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Largest, most accurate list of RNA editing sites

A research team centered at Brown University has compiled the largest and most stringently validated list of RNA editing sites in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, a stalwart of biological research. Their research, which ...

dateSep 29, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Artificial lighting and noise alter biorhythms of birds

(Phys.org) —Noise from traffic and artificial night lighting cause birds in the city centre to become active up to five hours earlier in the morning than birds in more natural areas. These were the findings from an investigation ...

dateSep 24, 2013 in Ecology
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