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The origins of a genetic switch

Cilia, microscopic whip-like organelles that protrude from the surface of many cell types, are almost ubiquitous. They are present in all eukaryotes—organisms whose cells have a nucleus—and have diversified ...

Jan 02, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 1

Glowing zebrafish shed light on metabolism

A tiny, translucent zebrafish that glows green when its liver makes glucose has helped an international team of researchers identify a compound that regulates whole-body metabolism and appears to protect obese mice from signs ...

Dec 02, 2012 4.5 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Researchers find our inner reptile hearts

An elaborate system of leads spreads across our hearts. These leads – the heart's electrical system – control our pulse and coordinate contraction of the heart chambers. While the structure of the human ...

Sep 14, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0