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2009-04-02 16:53:39

A particular nuclear hormone receptor called DAF-12 and molecules called microRNAs in the let-7 family form a molecular switch that encourages cells in the larvae of a model worm to shift to a more developed state, said a consortium led by researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) in a report that appears online today in the journal Science (www.sciencemag.org). As organisms go through the stages of life, hormones coordinate the changes. Nuclear receptors respond to hormones...

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2009-01-13 15:23:26

Scientists discover a conserved signaling module controlling the formation of dauer or infective larvae in nematodes 150 years after Darwin's epochal "On the Origin of Species" many questions about the molecular basis of evolution are still waiting for answers. How are signaling pathways changed by genes and by the environment enabling the development of new species? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tbingen, Germany, strive to decode the molecular basis of...