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Why we make blood cells in our bones

In humans and other mammals, the stem cells that give rise to all blood cells are located in the bone. But in fish, blood stem cells are found in the kidney. Since the late 1970s, when biologists first realized that blood ...

dateJun 13, 2018 in Evolution
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Mixed signals from poisonous moths

Poisonous moths use bright red spots to warn predators to avoid them—but natural variation in these wing markings doesn't provide clear indications of how toxic individual moths might be—new research shows.

dateJun 04, 2018 in Evolution
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Dragonfly enzymes point to larger evolutionary dynamics

Although evolution has left dragonflies virtually unchanged for roughly 300 million years, new research by a UTM biologist reveals that understanding small physiological activities in these insects could reveal a deeper understanding ...

dateMay 24, 2018 in Evolution
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