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Buckyballs used as 'passkey' into cancer cells
... which are often toxic, long ago developed ways of sneaking
through cell walls. While we're mimicking some techniques used by viruses, we're using non-toxic pieces of protein, and we're incorporating buckyballs as a passkey." The passkeys that Barron and colleagues developed contain a molecule called Bucky...
Movie spies on malaria parasite's sneaky behavior
... in Hamburg, Germany. Their images of the parasite sneaking
back into the host's bloodstream--published in advance online in Science Express on August 3, 2006, and scheduled for September 2006 publication in Science--clear up a long-standing puzzle about the malaria parasite's life cycle. The discovery could ...
To sea or not to sea: When it comes to salmon sex, size sometimes doesn't matter
...les, however, can sometimes fertilize many eggs by sneaking
rather than by fighting," Quinn says in the chapter called, "Downstream Migration: To Sea or Not to Sea?" The evidence for this is in the DNA of the resulting offspring. It should be pointed out that salmon are not "thinking this out" in any cogniti...