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Uptake protein acts as zinc's doorway to the cell

(PhysOrg.com) -- A study to be published as the "Paper of the Week" in the Journal of Biological Chemistry this December details how zinc, an element fundamental to cell growth, enters the cell via zinc-specific uptake proteins. ...

dateNov 22, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Night lights affect songbirds' mating life

In today's increasingly urbanized world, the lights in many places are always on, and according to a report published online on September 16 in of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, that's having a real impact on ...

dateSep 16, 2010 in Ecology
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Playboy males live fast, die young

(PhysOrg.com) -- Promiscuous males are so intent on pursuing sexual partners that they can neglect even essential tasks such as eating, says a new study published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology.

dateSep 03, 2010 in Evolution
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Egg cells use unusual method of division

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a study of egg cells using time-lapse microscopy, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have discovered an unusual property ...

dateAug 27, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Can clonal plants live forever?

Despite the many cosmetic products, surgical treatments, food supplements, and drugs designed specifically to reverse the biological effects of aging in humans, long-lived aspen clones aren't so lucky. Researchers at the ...

dateAug 17, 2010 in Biotechnology
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