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Tuesday 02 June, 2015

Tapeworms fight to control shared host

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If two tapeworms infect the same host and find themselves at cross-purposes, they may actively sabotage each other in a competition to seize control, new research suggests.  More...

New ‘malaria-in-a-dish’ method to aid better treatment of disease

MIT researchers engineered liver-like cells that can be infected with several strains of the parasite that causes malaria, including Plasmodium falciparum (top row) and Plasmodium berghei (bottom row). The red stain reveals parasite infection.
Image credit: Sangita Bhatia/MIT

A team of researcher has engineered a ‘malaria-in-a-dish’ method that paves the way for better treatments.  More...

Human dispersal and the evolution of languages show strong link

dispersal of phonemes

Geneticists have famously tracked small differences in the human genetic code to trace the evolution and spread of humans out of Africa.  More...

normal and drought resistant plants

Plants Reprogrammed To Survive Droughts

Crops and other plants are constantly faced with adverse environmental conditions, such as rising temperatures and lessening fresh water supplies..
New research conducted at MSU has, for the first time, revealed the crystal structure of a key protein, TSPO, which is associated with several forms of anxiety disorders. Courtesy of Jian Liu

Structure of anxiety disorder protein revealed

New research has revealed the crystal structure of a key protein, TSPO, which is associated with several forms of anxiety disorders...
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