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2013-09-12 11:36:20

In a study to be published in the journal Nature, two Dartmouth researchers have found that the protein cyclin A plays an important but previously unknown role in the cell division process, acting as a master controller to ensure the faithful segregation of chromosomes during cell division.

Our Aging Process Is Hastened Due To Maternal Genetics
2013-08-22 08:28:26

There are many reasons our bodies age. The process is determined by an accumulation of various kinds of cell damage that impair the function of bodily organs.

2013-08-21 10:17:14

A new hypothesis concerning a crucial step in the anthrax infection process has been advanced by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Md.

2013-08-19 10:35:26

UC San Francisco scientists working in the lab used a chemical found in an anti-wrinkle cream to prevent the death of nerve cells damaged by mutations that cause an inherited form of Parkinson’s disease.

Bacteria Swim With Help From High-angle Helix
2013-08-13 15:33:24

A high-angle helix helps microorganisms like sperm and bacteria swim through mucus and other viscoelastic fluids

2013-07-29 16:18:27

A seafood contaminant that thrives in brackish water during the summer works like a spy to infiltrate cells and quickly open communication channels to sicken the host.


Word of the Day
dynamitard
  • A political dynamiter.
The word 'dynamitard' is related to 'dynamite', which comes from a Greek root meaning 'power' and was coined by Alfred Nobel.