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2010-12-14 01:06:47

One big challenge in converting plants to biofuels is that the very same molecules that keep plants standing up make it hard to break them down.

2010-11-10 17:27:38

Neurons communicate via chemical transmitters which they store in the bubble-like synaptic vesicles and release as required.

2010-08-17 20:58:13

A new discovery about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) suggests that these drugs, which are used to treat mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, have multiple effects on our cells.

2010-07-23 13:50:34

When it infects the lungs, the Legionnaire’s bacterium Legionella pneumophila causes acute pneumonia.

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2010-05-09 07:53:12

The protein that has long been suspected by scientists of being the master switch allowing brains to function has now been verified by an Iowa State University researcher.

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2010-05-03 09:15:12

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund have now discovered how cells ensure the correct distribution of proteins throughout their interior.

2010-04-29 08:44:54

A team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has discovered the structure of a protein that pinches off tiny pouches from cells' outer membranes.

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2010-04-28 13:21:33

Pop a bubble while washing the dishes and you're likely to release a few drops of water trapped when the soapy sphere formed.

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2010-03-29 14:58:12

A Brazilian scorpion has provided researchers at North Carolina State University and East Carolina University insight into venom’s effects on the ability of certain cells to release critical components.

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2010-03-05 10:31:37

Max Planck scientists develop new strategy to play major role in research on human diseases.


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Phallusia nigra
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Phallusia nigra is a species of sea squirt (tunicate) found in tropical seas around the world. It is usually found in shallow waters attached to any hard substrate. It is a solitary animal rather than living in colonies. Although the native range of this animal is unknown, the tropical western Atlantic Ocean, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean are possibilities. Like all ascidians, this species has a thick leathery envelope (tunic) containing cellulosic material. The tunic encloses a...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).