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2010-06-30 06:17:03

The nitrogen-dominated atmosphere of Saturn's moon, Titan, may provide clues to the origins of life.

2010-05-25 09:22:26

Researchers at the University of Leeds have uncovered new clues to the origins of life on Earth.

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2010-05-07 08:48:13

Emory scientists have discovered that simple peptides can organize into bi-layer membranes.

2010-04-27 13:16:34

NASA will hold a news media teleconference at 1:30 pm EDT, Wednesday, April 28, to discuss the status of agency-sponsored astrobiology research, including the search for evidence of extraterrestrial life and the study of how life began on Earth.

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2010-04-26 09:21:03

Montana State University chemists have determined the structure of an intermediate form of a unique enzyme that participates in some of the most fundamental reactions in biology.

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2010-04-21 08:53:01

Scientists are reporting discovery of what may be the “ancestral Eve” crystal that billions of years ago gave life on Earth its curious and exclusive preference for so-called left-handed amino acids.

2010-03-18 13:48:00

NEW YORK, March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Within the general question of the chemical origin of life lies the question of handedness, or chirality (a term derived from the Greek word for hand).

2010-03-17 13:58:00

JUPITER, Fla., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent laboratory experiments which seek to recreate the formation of the first living cells from the basic chemical building blocks of nature are shedding new light on how life may have occurred on earth and on other planets, biologist Jack Szostak and chemist Brian Paegel said late yesterday in the annual Lasker Foundation Lecture on the Florida campus of the Scripps Research Institute. In his remarks, "The Origin of Cellular Life and the Emergence of...

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2010-03-08 15:05:00

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered that small molecules could have acted as "molecular midwives" in helping the building blocks of life's genetic material form long chains and may have assisted in selecting the base pairs of the DNA double helix.

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2010-02-22 16:30:41

An extremely small RNA molecule created by a University of Colorado at Boulder team can catalyze a key reaction needed to synthesize proteins, the building blocks of life.


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