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2011-08-22 12:30:28

Researchers have unearthed what they believe are the oldest fossils ever discovered.

2011-07-27 13:31:58

Changes in a short protein domain can alter a whole signaling network involved in organ development– this is the key result of a comparative study of the development of the egg laying organ in two species of nematodes.

2011-07-26 12:09:19

Billions of years ago, an astounding evolutionary event occurred: certain bacteria became obliged to live inside other cells, thus starting a chain of events that resulted in what is now the mitochondria, an organelle found in all eukaryotic cells.

2011-07-15 07:21:10

New tools have been revealed for rewriting the code of life.

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2011-07-08 12:05:00

According to researchers, sex gives worms the power to fight off parasites.

2011-06-24 12:08:30

The ability to identify self and non-self enables cells in more sophisticated animals to ward off invading infections, but it is critical to even simpler organisms such as the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum.

2011-06-23 22:54:06

The ability to identify self and non-self enables cells in more sophisticated animals to ward off invading infections, but it is critical to even simpler organisms such as the social amoebae Dictyostelium discoideum.

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2011-06-08 05:30:00

Geologists at MIT and Harvard have discovered fossils along the Alaska-Canada border that reveal protective plates for microscopic organisms.

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2011-06-03 05:45:00

Researchers unearth deepest-living animal ever found.

2011-05-31 13:34:31

An international research group headed by Professor and Research Director Yrjö Helariutta has discovered the genetic process that controls the development of wood cells in the roots of plants.


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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Biology is the study of living organisms. Before the 19th century, biology was known as natural history (the study of all living things). Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus was the first person to coin the term biology. Biology comes from the Greek words bios (meaning "life") and logia (meaning "study of"). It is a common science that is a standard subject in schools and universities around the world. Over a million papers are published annually in biology and medicinal journals. Not just a...

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