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The circuit is designed to act as the controller in synthetic bacteria that monitor and modify their environment
A nationwide consortium of scientists has reported the first comprehensive genetic analysis of squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, a common type of lung cancer responsible for about 400,000 deaths each year.
Glacierologists said their recent study not only provides a window into the behavior of glaciers—it also could be used as a simple model for the mechanism behind slip-stick earthquakes.
Acting through links between four trophic levels and across two ecosystems, purple loosestrife altered life in nearby ponds
Science has known about plant hormones since Charles Darwin experimented with plant shoots and showed that the shoots bend toward the light as long as their tips, which are secreting a growth hormone, aren’t cut off.
Folic acid fortification of foods may reduce the incidence of the most common type of kidney cancer and a type of brain tumors in children.
Every new imaging technology has an aura of magic about it because it suddenly reveals what had been concealed, and makes visible what had been invisible.
Smoking, the leading preventable cause of mortality in the United States, continues to disproportionately impact lower income members of racial and ethnic minority groups.
It’s one of life’s special moments: a child finds a fat caterpillar, puts it in a jar with a twig and a few leaves, and awakens one day to find the caterpillar has disappeared and an elegant but apparently lifeless case now hangs from the twig.
- a slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.