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The lowly and simple roundworm may be the ideal laboratory model to learn more about the complex processes involved in repairing wounds and could eventually allow scientists to improve the body's response to healing skin wounds, a serious problem in diabetics and the elderly.
Human memory has historically defied precise scientific description, its biological functions broadly but imperfectly defined in psychological terms.
Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have succeeded in unraveling, for the first time, the complete chain of biochemical reactions that controls the synthesis of auxin, the hormone that regulates nearly all aspects of plant growth and development.
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The photo of a nearby star and its orbiting companion -- whose temperature is like a hot summer day in Arizona.
Many living things have stripes, but the developmental processes that create these and other patterns are complex and difficult to untangle.
Supermassive black holes millions to billions times the mass of our Sun lie at the heart of most, maybe all large galaxies.
A newly developed method for microscopically extracting, or "mining," information from genomes could represent a significant boost in the search for new therapeutic drugs and improve science's understanding of basic functions such as how cells communicate with one another.