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Zoologger: Unique life form is half plant, half animal

A newly discovered single-celled organism isn't an animal, isn't a plant, and isn't even a neat hybrid of the two
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Zoologger: Stealth millipede wears living camouflage

Biology / Zoology : New Scientist - Zoologger (3 years ago)

A newly discovered species of Colombian millipede wears moss on its back, in a bizarre partnership between creepy-crawly and plant Read Post

Muscle relaxant may be viable treatment for rare form of diabetes

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 hours ago)

A commonly prescribed muscle relaxant may be an effective treatment for a rare but devastating form of diabetes, researchers report. The drug, dantrolene, prevents the destruction of insulin-producing beta cells in animal models of ... Read Post

Hotspots for biogenesis of small RNA molecules in plant cells discovered

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Throughout their life, plants form leaves and side roots. These two types of organs have something in common: their development is finely tuned by small regulatory RNA molecules, the trans-acting short interfering RNAs (ta-siRNAs). ... Read Post

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