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Finding the roots and early branches of the tree of life

A study published in PLoS Computational Biology maps the development of life-sustaining chemistry to the history of early life. Researchers Rogier Braakman and Eric Smith of the Santa Fe Institute traced the six methods of carbon fixation seen in modern life back to a single ancestral form. read more
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Baylor Researcher Develops Biomarker for High-Risk Colon Cancer Metastases

Health : Newswise Medical News (yesterday)

A new study developed at Baylor Research Institute at Dallas has discovered unique microRNA signatures in primary colorectal cancers that could predict metastasis in the distant future. Read Post

Developing Fruit Fly Embryo Is Capable Of Genetic Corrections

Health : Medical News Today (6 years ago)

Animals have an astonishing ability to develop reliably, in spite of variable conditions during embryogenesis. New research, published in parallel this week in PLoS Biology and PLoS Computational Biology, addresses how living things... Read Post

San Diego Team Wins $1.7 Million Grant from Stem Cell Agency to Develop Quality Control Methods

Health : Newswise Medical News (yesterday)

A team at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has won a $1,784,000 grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to support the development of a new method for detecting DNA damage in stem cells to ensure th... Read Post


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