For worms, positive thinking is the key to finding food

Caenorhabditis elegans, a tiny roundworm, spends much of its lifetime searching for soil bacteria to eat. This humble creature possesses 302 neurons, which may not seem like a lot compared to the billions of nerve cells that ...

New findings shed light on fundamental process of DNA repair

Inside the trillions of cells that make up the human body, things are rarely silent. Molecules are constantly being made, moved, and modified—and during these processes, mistakes are sometimes made. Strands of DNA, for ...

Research identifies a protein that helps determine the fate of RNA

After it is transcribed from DNA, RNA can go on to many fates. While the most familiar path may lead directly to the production of protein, RNA molecules themselves can also become capable of altering the expression of genes. ...

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