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Canaries that hear poor songs as juveniles nevertheless sing rather normal songs as adults.
Scientists believe that ice volcanoes observed on Saturnâ€™s moon Enceladus may stem from a sea beneath its surface, which could support theories for the existence of extraplanetary life.
ST. LOUIS, April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sigma-Aldrich (Nasdaq: SIAL) today announced the global release of MISSION(R) esiRNA, a pool of gene-specific siRNA that provides a novel and powerful approach to RNAi screening in mammalian cells.
Scientists in the US and Germany have discovered two of the most complex molecules ever to be found in space, and their scientific models imply that even larger molecules, such as amino acids, may also exist.
The DNA of a mammalian cell is about two metres long if all base pairs were aligned in one string. To fit this genetic material in a nucleus of only a few microns diameter, the DNA is wrapped around millions of so-called histon proteins that are arranged like pearls on a string, leading to a 10,000-fold compaction of the DNA.
Researchers said on Thursday that bacteria found in human spit does not vary much around the world, a finding that could provide insights into how diet and cultural factors affect human health.
Scientists said Thursday that they have mapped a first draft of the Neanderthal genome, which might reveal the links between modern humans and their prehistoric cousins.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy detect that stars were forming at record speeds in the small core region of an infant galaxy.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in TÃ¼bingen, Germany, determined the structure of a protein (L1ORF1p), which is encoded by a parasitic genetic element and which is responsible for its mobility.
New research is challenging the recent finding that plants could be a major source of the atmosphere's methane levels.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.