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2019-10-17
Keep quiet or be eliminated: how cell competition modulates morphogen gradients

Tissue patterning is an important process during embryo formation, which ensures that groups of cells are arranged in an appropriate manner that allow...

2019-6-14
Helping select the cells with the most potential

Little is known about the mechanisms by which mammalian cells grow and differentiate during the handful of days between fertilization of the egg and i...

2019-1-18
A Real Turn On: Evolutionary Rotation of Fly Genitalia Tied to Mating Success

Osaka University researchers sought evidence that developmental genital rotation of flies in the order Diptera evolved in correlation with a shift to ...

2018-11-20
Lung Neuropeptide Exacerbates Lethal Influenza Virus Infection

Researchers found that lung immune cells (phagocytes) produce increased levels of neuropeptide Y (NPY) when mice are infected with severe influenza vi...

2017-12-19
Uneasiness in Observers of Unnatural Android Movements Explained

When the human-likeness of androids exceeds a certain threshold, the human’s affinity for them decreases and an uncanny feeling about them increases. ...

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