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Why many cells are better than one

Researchers from Johns Hopkins have quantified the number of possible decisions that an individual cell can make after receiving a cue from its environment, and surprisingly, it's only two.

Oct 12, 2011
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Organizing the slime mold

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cells at the tip of the slime mold's fruiting body organize into an epithelial layer and secrete proteins as do some animals cells.

Mar 14, 2011
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Conceptualizing cancer cells as ancient 'toolkit'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite decades of research and billions of dollars, cancer remains a major killer, with an uncanny ability to evade both the body's defenses and medical intervention. Now an Arizona State ...

Feb 07, 2011
5 / 5 (5) 1 | with audio podcast