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Ants Grow Their Thoracic Segments To Match The Tasks They Perform
2014-01-07 07:22:27

Ants grow the size of their thoracic segments differently according to the specialized tasks they will perform as adults.

Study Explores Evolution Of Bacteria That Can Be Used To Fight Dengue
2013-12-16 12:43:03

Wolbachia, a symbiont that resides naturally up to 70% of all insect species, are probably the most prevalent infectious bacteria on Earth.

Mechanisms Behind Trunk To Tail Transition In Vertebrates Revealed In New Study
2013-06-11 11:22:04

One of the most remarkable anatomical differences among vertebrate bodies is the relative size of their neck, trunk and tail.

2012-02-27 11:28:39

Why is it that Mycobacterium tuberculosis can cause tuberculosis with as little as 10 cells, whereas Vibrio cholerae requires the host to ingest up to tens of millions of cells to cause cholera?

2010-09-30 14:49:12

Severe sepsis, a disease characterised by a sudden drop in blood pressure and progressive organ dysfunction following infection, remains one of the most common causes of mortality in intensive care units worldwide.

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2010-05-14 07:39:49

Researchers in Portugal and Austria show how food intake is modulated in fruit flies.

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2010-04-27 12:15:00

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia researchers reveal process of making ribs.

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2009-07-01 10:25:00

Lars Jansen's work on the formation of the centromere, a key cellular structure in powering and controlling chromosome segregation and accurate cell division.

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2009-01-12 08:59:56

Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia scientists turn back clock on evolution in fruit fly to provide key insights into basic mechanisms of evolution.

2008-12-19 10:53:14

Scientists at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia (IGC) and the Faculty of Science of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, have shown that populations of the worm Caenhorabditis elegans become resistance to pesticides in 20 generations, that is, in only 80 days.These findings, published last month in the journal PLoS ONE(*) open the way for future research into improved use of pesticides and antibiotics in pest and parasite control.Patrícia Lopes and co-workers followed 20...


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