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Signs point to sponges as earliest animal life

( -- Even Charles Darwin was puzzled by the apparently sudden appearance in the fossil record of a great variety of multicellular creatures — a rapid blossoming known as the Cambrian explosion. Since then, the ...

dateFeb 04, 2009 in
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Introducing the single-cell maze runner

In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports today, the motion of micro-organisms as they swim through various types of fluid channels show "quite strange and new" responses for single cell organisms, including the performance ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in General Physics
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A dictionary of the language of cells

In their struggle to survive and prosper, multicellular organisms rely on a complex network of communication between cells, which in humans are believed to number about 40 trillion. Now, in a study published in Nature Communications, ...

dateJul 22, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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How did multicellular life evolve?

Scientists are discovering ways in which single cells might have evolved traits that entrenched them into group behavior, paving the way for multicellular life. These discoveries could shed light on how complex extraterrestrial ...

dateFeb 05, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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