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Upside down and inside out

Researchers have captured the first 3D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical ...

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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New 3-D method improves the study of proteins

Researchers have developed a new computational method called AGGRESCAN3D which will allow studying the 3D structure of folded globular proteins and substantially improve the prediction of any ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Evolution of stem cells traced in study of fossilized rodent teeth

By studying fossilized teeth from thousands of extinct rodent species, UC San Francisco and University of Helsinki scientists have shown how fundamental evolutionary mechanisms drive the emergence ...

Thu 23 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Beyond genes: Are centrioles carriers of biological information?

Centrioles are barrel-shaped structures inside cells, made up of multiple proteins. They are currently the focus of much research, since mutations in the proteins that make them up can cause ...

Fri 24 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Preventing deformed limbs: New link found between physical forces and limb development

University of Toronto engineers and a pediatric surgeon have joined forces to discover that physical forces like pressure and tension affect the development of limbs in embryos—research that ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Team first to model atomic structures of three bacterial nanomachines

Researchers at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute have become the first to produce images of the atomic structures of three specific biological nanomachines, each derived from a different ...

Tue 21 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Stem cell scientists develop more effective way to create motor neurons

Often described as the final frontier of biology, the nervous system is a complex network comprised of the brain, spinal cord and the nerves that run through the body. Published today by scientists ...

Wed 22 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Researchers explain skin fusion at a molecular level

Scientists from the Goethe University (GU) Frankfurt, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Heidelberg and the University of Zurich explain skin fusion at a molecular level and pinpoint ...

Tue 21 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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Why some neurons 'outsource' their cell body

Nerve cells come in very different shapes. Researchers at the Bernstein Center Berlin now reveal why, in insects, the cell body is usually located at the end of a separate extension. Using mathematical ...

Tue 21 Apr 15 from Medical Xpress

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Uranium isotopes carry the fingerprint of ancient bacterial activity

The oceans and other water bodies contain billions of tons of dissolved uranium. Over the planet's history, some of this uranium was transformed into an insoluble form, causing it to precipitate ...

Mon 20 Apr 15 from Phys.org

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