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A newly discovered way for cells to die

Some cells are meant to live, and some are meant to die. The linker cell of Caenorhabditis elegans, a tiny worm that is a favored model organism for biologists, is among those destined for termination. This cell helps determine ...

dateApr 08, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tracking worm sex drive, neuron by neuron

The males prowl a dark, crowded space. Using a mix of instinct and sensory cues, they pursue potential mates. But how do they decide when to make their move? New findings answer that question, at least for the tiny soil-dwelling ...

dateFeb 23, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Taste sensors in fly legs control feeding

Feeding is essential for survival. Senses such as smell or sight can help guide us to good food sources, but the final decision to eat or reject a potential food is controlled by taste. Scientists have examined the anatomy ...

dateFeb 22, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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