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2012-06-12 10:38:23

What’s good news in one setting might spell disaster in another.

2012-06-11 21:50:23

Strings of all kinds, when jostled, wind up in knots.

2012-06-01 09:27:49

Johns Hopkins scientists have engineered cells that behave like AND and OR Boolean logic gates, producing an output based on one or more unique inputs.

2012-05-25 10:07:17

Our cells breathe and digest, as does the organism as a whole.

2012-05-10 23:14:49

The movement of genetic materials, such as RNA and ribosomes, from the nucleus to the cytoplasm is a critical component in a cell's ability to make the proteins necessary for essential biological functions.

2012-05-10 13:55:04

In order to interact with the environment, bacteria secrete a whole arsenal of proteins. Researchers have now found how one of the transportation systems used for this purpose – the type VI secretion system – works for the single-celled organism Agrobacterium tumefaciens.

2012-05-09 14:47:53

A team headed by Eduardo Soriano at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) has published a study in Nature Communications describing a new family of six genes whose function regulates the movement and position of mitochondria in neurons.

2012-05-09 14:36:09

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have found a new therapeutic target to combat inflammation.

2012-05-01 16:26:09

Scientists using high-powered microscopes have made a stunning observation of the architecture within a cell – and identified for the first time how the architecture changes during the formation of gametes, also known as sex cells, in order to successfully complete the process.


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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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