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Structure-building cell signals also may influence learning and memory
...als, viruses or other agents are surrounded with a snippet
of the cell's membrane. Endocytosis important as it is the process by which cells take up materials such as neurotransmitters, fat molecules, and foreign bodies like viruses and toxins, from the external environment thus enabling the cell to store, t...
UF study first to quantify validity of DNA I.D. tool using marine snails
...evice that instantly identifies any species from a snippet
of animal tissue, says a University of Florida researcher. That may be possible thanks to scientific advances that include the first test quantifying the effectiveness of a DNA identification tool among brightly colored shells. With an error rate as...
Decoy pill saves brain cells
... laboratory mice with a decoy peptide containing a snippet
of a receptor that facilitates cell death in neurodegenerative diseases. They hoped the toxic enzyme calpain would latch on to the decoy instead of the actual receptor, averting brain damage. As a test, the researchers then injected the mice w...