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Project seeks to answer how new genes arise

One of the most thought-provoking questions in basic biology research is how life first arose and developed on Earth. A new research project is bringing together a cross-disciplinary group of scientists to undertake an experimental ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Biotechnology
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How clean is the International Space Station?

State-of-the-art molecular analysis of dust samples from the International Space Station (ISS) has been employed to reveal new information about some of the potential bacterial agents present in the astronauts' space environment. ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Space Exploration
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From good to bad with a copper switch

At the molecular level, the difference between Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde lies in a metal, copper. In its physiological form, the prion protein (PrPC ) is 'good' and is involved in normal body processes. It can happen, however, ...

dateOct 20, 2015 in Biochemistry
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