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New method can sequence dark matter of life with just one cell

Researchers have developed a new technique to know more about a myriad of microorganisms that are responsible not only for diseases but also for the functioning of the human body Continue reading “New method can sequence dark matter of life with just one cell” »  More...

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By BioNews On Friday, September 9th, 2011
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Male bumblebees fly hilltops to find mates

Scottish scientists have found that male bumblebees head for the hills to find mates Continue reading “Male bumblebees fly hilltops to find mates” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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How socializing and pals help in turning bad fat into good

Yearning to be slim without hitting the gym? Then have an active social life, says a new study Continue reading “How socializing and pals help in turning bad fat into good” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
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Scientists identify new drug target to stimulate growth of insulin-producing cells

JDRF-funded researchers in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Hoffmann-La Roche Continue reading “Scientists identify new drug target to stimulate growth of insulin-producing cells” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, September 6th, 2011
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Chatter between cells can lead to cancer drugs

Cells chat with one another, ‘discussing’ what kind they will become Continue reading “Chatter between cells can lead to cancer drugs” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Why we lose our energy with age

The availability of an enzyme, known as the Lon protease, that protects cells from oxidative damage, declines as the body ages, a new study has found Continue reading “Why we lose our energy with age” More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
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‘Breathlessness’ is nature’s secret behind morphing caterpillars into moths

A new study has shown how oxygen is one important factor in controlling the size, growth and overall development of insects Continue reading “‘Breathlessness’ is nature’s secret behind morphing caterpillars More...

By BioNews On Friday, August 19th, 2011
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Common theory that tumours are a hierarchical society could be wrong

A common theory is that tumours are a hierarchical society, in which all cancer cells descend from special self-renewing cancer stem cells Continue reading “Common theory that tumours are a hierarchical society More...

By BioNews On Thursday, August 18th, 2011
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Secret behind spider silk’s extreme strength decoded

Scientists in Germany have now discovered how spiders spun silk that are potentially stronger than steel Continue reading “Secret behind spider silk’s extreme strength decoded” »  More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
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How precursors to RNA could have formed on Earth before life existed

A relatively simple combination of naturally occurring sugars and amino acids offers a plausible route to the building blocks of life Continue reading “How precursors to RNA could have formed on Earth before More...