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Therapeutic Option For Women With Mutant Mitochondrial DNA
2012-12-20 07:08:59

Researchers from the Columbia University Medical Center and the New York Stem Cell Foundation have been able to create a new technique that limits inherited disorders in children.

Algae Could One Day Help Fight Cancer
2012-12-10 15:08:04

Pond scum may be undervalued, but a team of scientists recently discovered it could have biological value. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego recently revealed that they have successfully genetically engineered algae that can make a complex, therapeutic drug that is anti-cancer.

2012-12-10 13:00:36

As large organisms, trees face some remarkable challenges, particularly regarding long-distance transport and communication.

2012-12-03 16:50:13

Whitehead Institute scientists report that certain molecules present in high concentrations on the surfaces of many cancer cells could be exploited to funnel lethal toxic molecules into the malignant cells.

2012-12-03 16:09:37

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have determined how two proteins help create organelles, or specialized subunits within a cell, that play a vital role in maintaining cell health.

2012-11-30 14:21:20

Bacteria that cause the tick-borne disease anaplasmosis in humans create their own food supply by hijacking a process in host cells that normally should help kill the pathogenic bugs.

Synthetic Membrane Channels Built Out Of DNA
2012-11-21 08:03:43

As reported in the journal Science, physicists at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) and the University of Michigan have shown that synthetic membrane channels can be constructed through "DNA nanotechnology."

Genetic Mosaic Of DNA Revealed
2012-11-19 05:42:39

A new study of stem cells derived from skin tissue has challenged the commonly held notion that a person's cells all share the same DNA sequence, arguing instead that genetic variation may occur to a greater extent than experts had previously believed.

Yeast Mothers Sacrifice All For Their Babies
2012-11-09 10:28:33

A mother's willingness to sacrifice her own health and safety for the sake of her children is a common narrative across cultures – and by no means unique to humans alone.


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Cell (journal)
2012-06-04 14:15:36

Cell is a peer-reviewed scientific journal founded by Benjamin Lewin in January 1974 with the sponsorship of MIT Press. Lewin bought the rights to the journal in 1986 and published it under his own publishing arm Cell Press. Cell Press was sold to Elsevier in 1999, which currently publishes Cell twice monthly. Cell Press publishes several biomedical journals, including Cell, Neuron, Immunity, Molecular Cell, Developmental Cell, Cancer Cell, Current Biology, Structure, Chemistry &...

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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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