News tagged with worms

Evolution keeps sex determination flexible

There are many old wives' tales about what determines a baby's sex, yet it is the tight controls at the gene level that determine an organism's sex in most species. Researchers at Michigan State University have found that ...

dateSep 12, 2011 in Evolution
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Recycling fat might help worms live longer

Aging is generally accepted as a universal fact of life, but how do humans and other organisms age at the molecular level? At Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (Sanford-Burnham), a team led by Malene Hansen, Ph.D., ...

dateSep 06, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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The burly bird catches the girl

While the early bird might catch the worm, it's the quick bird that lands the ladies, according to new research into the running performance of an Arctic cousin of the grouse.

dateAug 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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