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Microbe Mat the size of Greece Discovered in Pacific

Microbe Mat the size of Greece Discovered in Pacific

Patrick Nosker April 19, 2010 0

When you think of the ocean, you probably think of Whales, Fish, Coral, and other typical “marine” animals.  What you likely don’t think about are the things smaller than you can see.  It turns

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Simon says turn this gene off. Now, Simon says, “turn this gene on”!

Simon says turn this gene off. Now, Simon says, “turn this gene on”!

Kyle M. Loh April 18, 2010 0

One of the most fundamental tenets of cell biology is turning genes on and off. Gene expression regulation is primary to all cell processes; in order to perform their “jobs” in the body, cells

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Virus creates Hydrogen and Oxygen from Water

Virus creates Hydrogen and Oxygen from Water

Patrick Nosker April 17, 2010 0

  In a miraculous feat of biological and physical engineering, scientists from MIT have created a virus that can break apart water to form atomic hydrogen and oxygen.  At the moment, the most effective

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Beta-Cells Wanted! Looking For … Alpha-Cells.

Beta-Cells Wanted! Looking For … Alpha-Cells.

Kyle M. Loh April 16, 2010 0

The devastating diseases of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are caused by perturbations in glucose metabolism homeostasis. Given the recent “diabetes epidemic” caused by increasing changes in Western lifestyle, the need for diabetes

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Large-scale DNA Methylation Analysis

Large-scale DNA Methylation Analysis

Patrick Nosker April 16, 2010 0

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have performed an in-depth analysis of DNA methylation in 17 species.  The role of DNA methylation has been debated for years, but it is know to be

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Got Life?

Got Life?

Kyle M. Loh April 10, 2010 0

“Death, a metabolic affliction causing total shutdown of all life functions, has long been considered humanity’s number one health concern. Responsible for 100 percent of all recorded fatalities worldwide, the condition has no cure.”

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Drosophila melanogaster to change names

Drosophila melanogaster to change names

Patrick Nosker April 10, 2010 0

According to Nature, the genus Drosophila may lose its name. The London based International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature voted to reject a petition to keep the Drosophila family together which has been gaining interest

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