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Gene loss can prove to be an advantage

During evolution, genes can be created, get mutated or duplicated, and even can get lost. To investigate to what extent gene losses can contribute to different adaptations, scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular ...

dateApr 05, 2018 in Biotechnology
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Luminescent lizards

Chameleons are known to communicate with conspecifics by altering their surface coloration. Munich researchers have now found that the bony tubercles on the heads of many species fluoresce under UV light and form impressive ...

dateJan 15, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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Flexible bonding—hard and soft at the same time

To connect components with each other, gluing is preferred today instead of welding, riveting or using screws. That makes cars, planes and agricultural machines lighter. The requirements placed on the adhesive are high, though: ...

dateJan 03, 2018 in Engineering
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DNA damage repair—molecular insights

The first line of defense against skin cancer is the ability to repair DNA damage caused by UV light. The XPA protein plays an important role in the repair of certain DNA damage, and mutations in this protein have been implicated ...

dateDec 07, 2017 in Biochemistry
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