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Moon Jellyfish Found to Regenerate After Amputation, But in a Different Way

Biologists Surprised by Unique Strategy of Self-Repair Discovered in Moon Jellyfish

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In a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists, marine biologists have discovered that the moon jellyfish rearranges existing body parts post amputation and recovers radial symmetry within a few days. There are many sea ...

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Newly Discovered Shrimp In South Africa 10-15mm Long

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JOHANNESBURG  – A tiny shrimp equipped with large, candy-striped eyes to ward off predators  has been discovered in South African waters, the University of Cape Town. “The vivid ringed patterns are thought to be there to make the eyes appear ...

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Diabetes, Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope

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Two weeks after transplant into a diabetic mouse, human pancreatic ? cells made in the lab produce enough insulin (green) to cure the animal.

  Diabetes, Stem Cell Research Offers New Hope. When his two children were stricken with type 1 diabetes, Harvard stem cell scientist Douglas Melton says, he did what any father would want to do: He set out to cure the ...

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The Cyborgs Are Coming!

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The cyborgs are coming, indeed. If scientists in the emerging field of neurobiological robotics have their way cyborgs may soon become something real and not just something out of science fiction. At present, robots are excellent at computational tasks, deciphering ...

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Truvia Sugar Substitute Kills?

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A new study published on PLOS One reveals that the well-known artificial sweetener, Truvia, is toxic to fruit flies. Biologist Daniel Marenda, part of a research team at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa., noted: “Indeed what we found is that ...

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Y Chromosome is more important

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The Y chromosome is more important than ever now that two different research teams have discovered the male gene marker has an additional role in the body. According to two studies just published in the journal Nature the Y chromosome ...

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Neanderthals And Humans 99.84 Percent Alike

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Neanderthals and humans are 99.84 percent similar. In a new study just published in the online journal Science, researchers report that Neanderthals and prehistoric humans were genetically-speaking 99.84 percent alike. Two researchers from Hebrew University in Jerusalem—Eran Meshorer, stem cell ...

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