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2011-01-03 21:08:44

Same Proteins Involved, but Cancer Takes Hold When Response Gets Out of Control, CCNY Biologists Report Tiny parasitoid wasps can play an important role in controlling the populations of other insect species by laying their eggs inside the larvae of these species.  A newly hatched wasp gradually eats the host alive and takes over its body.  The host insect is far from defenseless, however.  In Drosophila (fruit flies), larvae activate humoral immunity in the fat body and mount...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.