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2014-09-16 02:30:52

Sea lamprey studies show remarkably conserved gene expression patterns in jawless versus jawed vertebrates.

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.

How Chromosomes Find Each Other
2011-11-02 09:09:55

After more than a century of study, mysteries still remain about the process of meiosis—a special type of cell division that helps insure genetic diversity in sexually-reproducing organisms.

Scientists Successfully Expand Bone Marrow-derived Stem Cells In Culture
2011-09-16 06:54:07

All stem cells—regardless of their source—share the remarkable capability to replenish themselves by undergoing self-renewal. Yet, so far, efforts to grow and expand scarce hematopoietic (or blood-forming) stem cells in culture for therapeutic applications have been met with limited success.

2011-08-29 12:07:09

Most cells rely on structural tethers to position chromosomes in preparation for cell division.

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2011-08-11 06:25:00

Flatworms provide new insight into organ regeneration and the evolution of mammalian kidneys.

2011-05-01 23:01:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stowers Institute for Medical Research is pleased to announce the formation of its graduate program: The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. The Graduate School of the Stowers Institute for Medical Research will offer a research-based Ph.D.


Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.