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2011-01-11 11:28:41

Under the electron microscope, a coronavirus may resemble a spiny sea urchin or appear crownlike, (the shape from which this family of pathogens takes its name).

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2010-11-24 08:11:52

The brain is forever chattering to itself, via electrical impulses sent along its hard-wired neuronal "Ethernet".

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2010-11-10 07:53:02

Killing microorganisms has become a national obsession.

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2010-10-19 10:58:16

The cells and tissues in our bodies grow, develop and interact in a highly complex, three-dimensional world. Likewise, the various microbial pathogens that invade our bodies and cause infectious disease interact with this complex 3-D tissue milieu.

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2010-10-05 07:32:36

The enigmatic Möbius strip has long been an object of fascination, appearing in numerous works of art, most famously a woodcut by the Dutchman MC Escher, in which a tribe of ants traverses the form's single, never-ending surface.

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2010-06-02 08:54:27

Scientists have been hard at work harnessing the power of microbes as an attractive source of clean energy.

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2010-01-01 10:50:00

Faster sequencing of DNA holds enormous potential for biology and medicine, particularly for personalized diagnosis and customized treatment based on each individual's genomic makeup.

2009-10-26 07:00:00

TEMPE, Ariz., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ - Instead of killing cancer cells, researchers at Arizona State University will use the laws of physics to figure out how to control them.

2009-09-03 09:48:56

In the new era of personalized medicine, physicians hope to provide earlier diagnoses and improve therapy by evaluating patients’ genetic blueprints. But, as a new bioinformatics study emphasizes, the first step must be to correctly decipher the deluge of information locked in our DNA and determine its impact on human health.

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2009-05-12 07:59:09

Photosynthesis is a remarkable biological process that supports life on earth. Plants and photosynthetic microbes do so by harvesting light to produce their food, and in the process, also provide vital oxygen for animals and people.


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chickabiddy
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.
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