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Two Mouths For One Worm
2013-11-07 11:58:54

Depending on the environment in which the worm grows, the larva of the roundworm Pristionchus pacificus develops into either a wide-mouthed predator or a narrow-mouthed bacteria eater.

Newly Discovered Threadworm Named After Physicist Max Planck
2013-07-09 10:20:19

An unusual posthumous honor for physicist Max Planck: Biologists in Tubingen working with Ralf J. Sommer have named a newly discovered nematode after the German Nobel laureate.

2012-01-18 21:39:36

You’re driving from work to pick up your kids at school.

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2010-07-01 10:55:00

Max Planck researchers have uncovered an ingenious evolutionary trick: a signaling chain is allocated several functions, enabling optimal adaptation to environmental conditions.

2008-07-23 03:00:00

By Dahm, Ralf Few remember the man who discovered the "molecule of life" three- quarters of a century before Watson and Crick revealed its structure On February 26, 1869, in the old university town of Tubingen in southwest Germany, the young Swiss doctor Friedrich Miescher, who had settled there only a few months earlier, completed a letter to his uncle in which he described a momentous discovery.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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