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2014-04-14 10:56:31

UAlberta researchers are taking a closer look at how two metabolic pathways interact to increase the lifespan of cells with mitochondrial defects.

Layers Of Color Cells Form Guppy's Spots
2014-01-24 10:11:10

At least three pigment cell types from multiple layers of skin contribute to the color patterns of male guppies

Female Squid Have Two Ways To Switch Color According To Study
2013-09-19 11:30:34

glamorous cephalopod possesses a pair of stripes that can sparkle with rainbow iridescence

Squid Use 'Electric Skin' For Camouflage
2012-08-28 07:43:03

Squid and their relatives are notorious for being some of nature's best masters of disguise, but their trickery has, for the most part, remained a mystery until now.

Squid And Zebrafish Spark Camouflage Inspiration
2012-05-04 04:59:16

University of Bristol researchers have created artificial muscles that can be transformed to mimic the camouflaging abilities of squid and zebrafish.

2012-05-02 11:37:07

Researchers from the University of Bristol have created artificial muscles that can be transformed at the flick of a switch to mimic the remarkable camouflaging abilities of organisms such as squid and zebrafish.

Instant Camouflage Discovered In Two Cephalopods
2011-11-11 11:17:36

Scientists have discovered two deep ocean species of cephalopods, the octopus Japetella heathi and the squid Onychoteuthis banksii, that can go from transparent to opaque in the blink of an eye.

2011-03-07 21:23:05

The intestinal epithelium consists of four main specialized cell lineages: absorptive enterocytes and three secretory cell types known as enteroendocrine, Paneth, and goblet cells.

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2009-11-13 09:23:56

Coral reefs support some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet, yet they thrive in a marine desert. So how do reefs sustain their thriving populations?

2005-10-24 21:11:03

UCSD researchers stretched cells in a workout chamber the size of a credit card to gain a better understanding of how repetitive stretching of endothelial cells that line arteries can make them healthy and resistant to vascular diseases.


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Paneth Cells
2012-07-01 19:03:07

Paneth Cells are one of four principal cell types found in the epithelium of the small intestine; the other three are the goblet cell, enterocyte, and enteroendocrine cell. Paneth cells may also be found in the cecum and appendix, although sporadically. These cells are identifiable microscopically by their location just below the intestinal stem cells in the intestinal glands. and the large eosinophilic refractile granules that occupy most of their cytoplasm. These granules consist of...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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