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2012-02-28 11:47:38

The major difference between plant and animal cells is the photosynthetic process, which converts light energy into chemical energy.

2012-02-23 13:12:13

Sugar, cholesterol, phosphates, zinc – a healthy body is amazingly good at keeping such vital nutrients at appropriate levels within its cells.

2012-02-21 15:10:48

Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event.

2012-02-20 14:32:25

In a standard biology textbook, cells tend to look more or less the same from all sides.

2012-02-10 15:16:01

The group of Prof. Dr. Ralf Erdmann at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Faculty of Medicine, Department of Systems Biochemistry) discovered a connection of peroxisomal protein import and receptor export.

2012-02-03 12:06:30

Cell biologists at Johns Hopkins have identified key steps in how certain molecules alter a cell’s skeletal shape and drive the cell’s movement.

2012-01-26 12:02:07

All living organisms are made up of cells, behind these intricate life forms lie complex cellular processes that allow our bodies to function.

2012-01-19 18:03:17

Carnegie Mellon University researchers have discovered that an element commonly found in nature might provide a way to neutralize the potentially lethal effects of a compound known as Shiga toxin.

2012-01-18 22:03:51

The accumulation of α-synuclein, a small, negatively charged protein, in neural cells, is one of the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease.

2012-01-06 10:15:15

A tiny, freshwater flatworm found in ponds and rivers around the world that has long intrigued scientists for its remarkable ability to regenerate has now added a new wrinkle to biology.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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