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August 17, 2014
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Mutation Stops Worms from Getting Drunk

AUSTIN, Texas — Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal. … Continue reading

February 7, 2014
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Was den Fadenwurm müde macht

Göttinger Max-Planck-Forscher entdecken wichtigen moleularen Schalter, der das Tier von Wachsein auf “Schlaf” programmiert Warum schlafen Menschen und auch viele Tiere? Unser Wissen ist noch immer lückenhaft, wenn es um den Ursprung und die Funktion des Schlafes geht. Doch so … Continue reading

January 11, 2014
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UCLA life scientists, colleagues differentiate microbial good and evil

To safely use bacteria in agriculture to help fertilize crops, it is vital to understand the difference between harmful and healthy strains. The bacterial genus Burkholderia, for example, includes dangerous disease-causing pathogens — one species has even been listed as … Continue reading

January 26, 2013
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New Key to Organism Complexity Identified

Berkeley Scientists Find that a Critical Transcription Factor Co-exists in Two Distinct States The enormously diverse complexity seen amongst individual species within the animal kingdom evolved from a surprisingly small gene pool. For example, mice effectively serve as medical research … Continue reading

January 21, 2012
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Tiny Amounts of Alcohol Dramatically Extend A Worm’s Life, But Why?

Minuscule amounts of ethanol, the type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages, can more than double the life span of a tiny worm known as Caenorhabditis elegans, which is used frequently as a model in aging studies, UCLA biochemists report. … Continue reading