News tagged with worms

Making skinny worms fat, fat worms skinny

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers exploring human metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have uncovered a handful of chemical compounds that regulate fat storage in worms, offering a new tool for understanding ...

dateMar 24, 2011 in Biochemistry
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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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Pride, prejudice and the 'Darcin effect'

The pheromone that attracts female mice to the odour of a particular male has been identified. Named 'darcin' by researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Biology (after Darcy, the attractive hero in Jane Austen's ...

dateJun 02, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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