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From the deep -- Researchers find new species of sea anemone
...uman molar, and even looks like a tooth with small tentacles
on one side. Daly and Luciana Gusmão, a doctora...due to the roughly uniform length of A. pearseae's tentacles
?a characteristic common to this group of about seven sea anemones. "We tend to differentiate Ant...
Mutant gene causes severe kidney disease in infants
... in podocytes ?specialized cells with octopus-like tentacles
surrounding the glomerulus. Podocytes are currently under intensive study, because scientists believe they play a vital role in the blood filtration process. Identifying genes and proteins that are active in podocytes will help scientists underst...
Newly discovered killer cell fights cancer
...shing," says Pardoll. The cell sprouts long, hairy tentacles
called dendrites. It uses its "arms" to increase the amount of surface area it reaches to communicate and interact with other immune cells. In the next step of their investigation, the scientists tracked the location of fluorescent-tagged IKDCs and...