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2014-08-07 15:39:20

Frogs, dogs, whales, snails can all do it, but humans and primates can't.

2013-07-26 11:40:47

More than 11,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries each year, and since over a quarter of those injuries are due to falls, the number is likely to rise as the population ages.

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2011-01-31 09:21:10

Among stem cell biologists there are few better-known proteins than nestin, whose very presence in an immature cell identifies it as a "stem cell," such as a neural stem cell.

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2009-04-21 10:12:19

New research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies casts the role of a neuronal growth factor receptor — long suspected to facilitate the toxic effects of beta amyloid in Alzheimer's disease — in a new light, suggesting the molecule actually protects the neuron in the periphery from beta amyloid-induced damage.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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