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2010-10-12 08:07:44

Tiny creatures may play a crucial role in mixing ocean nutrients.

2010-07-07 15:45:15

It's safe to say that cilia, the hairlike appendages jutting out from the smooth surfaces of most mammalian cells, have long been misunderstood – underestimated, even.

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2010-06-30 07:21:32

The deaths of nearby relatives has a curious effect on the bacterium Caulobacter crescentus -- surviving cells lose their stickiness.

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2009-12-28 09:33:28

A protein complex mutated in human disease removes excess signaling molecules to prevent them from damaging cilia.

2009-12-02 18:39:59

A new study reveals how molecular motors that power important subcellular movements can generate cyclical motion.

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2009-11-05 09:28:45

Research team uncovers how the bacterium that causes ulcers travels through the sticky gels of stomach mucus.

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Researchers have developed a new method for studying bacterial swimming, one that allows them to trap Escherichia coli bacteria and modify the microbes' environment without hindering the way they move.

2009-09-28 13:58:31

Yale University scientists say they have, for the first time, observed and tracked E.

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2009-09-26 08:50:00

Yale engineers have for the first time observed and tracked E coli bacteria moving in a liquid medium with a motion similar to that of a kayak paddle.

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2009-09-25 05:49:58

Findings show that structure is the same throughout bacterial kingdom, and may provide insight into more complex signaling pathways.


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dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
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