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Design Language Works in Biology

...release from North Carolina State University about the stem cells in roots. Mick Kulikowski titled his article, “‘Conductor’ Gene Found in Plant Root Stem Cell ‘Orchestra’.” The question before researchers...

Resiliency of Body Amazes Health Workers

...Rob and some others. Another California Boondoggle Coming? Speaking of stem cells, Nature also reports that another stem-cell initiative is coming to California. Residents of the Golden State, who regularly...

Ethical Stem Cells Becoming Easier to Make and Use

Regenerative medicine is on the march, thanks to recent advances in stem cells. These are not the stem cells derived from human embryos, with all the ethical problems they entail....

Extreme Fine Tuning in Body Cells, Part 2

Here are two examples of an ultra-fine balance between function and disease inside the cells of our body’s sensory cells (Part 2). Microtubules A finely-tuned balance exists in our cells...

Extreme Fine Tuning in Body Cells, Part I

Here are two examples of an ultra-fine balance between function and disease inside the cells of our body’s sensory cells (Part 1 of 2). Hearing We learn in school how...

Words of Wisdom from Wildflowers

...conditions prevail. c. Macroscopic structures are intricate: anthers, pollen, pistils, ovules, corollae, circulatory system, colors, shapes to match insect pollinators. d. Microscopic processes are mind-boggling: DNA code, mitosis, meiosis, defense,...

More Wonders to Be Thankful For

...basis of how cells position themselves in the multicellular aggregate according to cell type. Once seen as nerve cells’ foot soldier, the axon emerges as decision-maker (Science Daily). Even cells...

Wonders of the Equipment in Your Head

...an “acoustic virtual reality system” where they could teach a mouse to associate a novel sound with its own movements. Here’s what Live Science says about the findings. Look how...

Stem Cells Back in the News with New Hopes and Discoveries

Scientists seem more wary about discussing embryonic stem cells than they used to be. This article never uses the term. It names them “hES” cells instead (human embryonic stem cells)...

The Frantic Determination of Some Scientists to Discover Life Elsewhere

...could organize the ingredients into cells? And what force could endow the cells with life? And could we expect undirected evolution to once again bring about anything on the level...

What Your Cells Do For You

nervous systems must solve on a much larger scale: the adult human central nervous system, for example, is estimated to have hundreds of trillions of synapses. What developmental strategies do...

OOL Cells Are DOA

...the Origins of Life (Astrobiology Magazine). Protein nanomachines are anything but simple. They were essential for the first living cells, but so was DNA. A cell could not survive without...

Living Things Show Cleverness in Many Ways

investigated how cells respond to cylindrical surfaces, which are common in biology. They found that cells change the static configurations of their shapes and internal structures. “We think of it...

Neutron Imaging Solves Mystery of Leeuwenhoek’s Microscopes

...the first to view bacteria, sperm cells and blood cells, discoveries that he published in the journal of the British Royal Society.” With his simple, yet extremely specialised microscope, Van...

NASA Promotes Natural Miracles

...cells. Can anyone think of a phrase for “beyond ‘beyond astronomical'”? That’s the challenge for those who insist on limiting their scientific explanations to chance and natural law. Our unlucky...
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