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How genes shape behavior

Some species of roundworms are just one millimeter long. Their brains have only 302 neurons, compared to our own 86 billion, and lack any recognizable breathing system. They share only 35 percent of their DNA with human beings.

dateApr 04, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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Mice 'eavesdrop' on rats' tear signal

Tears might not seem to have an odor. But studies have shown that proteins in tears do act as pheromonal cues. For example, the tear glands of male mice produce a protein that makes females more receptive to sex. Now researchers ...

dateMar 29, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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Do cells have a sweet tooth?

Obesity is a global public health crisis that has doubled since 1980. That is why Damaris N. Lorenzo, a professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at UNC-Chapel Hill, has devoted her research to this topic.

dateMar 27, 2018 in Cell & Microbiology
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