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February 13, 2012


naked role rat

Why Did Scientists Decode The Genome Of The Naked Mole Rat?

I recently read that a team of international scientists has decoded and published the entire genome of the naked mole rat. Why would anyone want to do this?

December 8, 2011



Are You Chemically Dependent?

We humans are dependent on chemicals like water, air, sugars, starches, fats, proteins, as well as on small amounts of vitamins and minerals.

October 8, 2011



When Good Proteins Go Bad

Prions are tiny and inanimate, but they will turn your own body against you.

February 1, 2011


An empty white plate with metal fork

How Your Stomach Digests Food Using Protease

How does your body know to stop digesting after all the food is gone?

June 24, 2010



From Fins To Feet

Scientists are connecting the dots in the evolutionary journey from sea to soil.

April 2, 2010


This structure represents a dehydrogenase enzyme from the bacteria Colwellia psychrerythraea. The enzyme is capable of generating harmful reactive oxygen species and has been implicated in neurodegeneration, ischemia-reperfusion, cancer and several other disorders.

Your Genetic Cookbook: How Cells And Viruses Work

Have you ever gotten a virus and wondered how your body was fighting it off?

January 5, 2010


A strand of DNA.

The 3D Genome… Unraveling DNA

If you could unravel DNA from a single cell, it would be about six feet long! So how exactly does it fit inside the nucleus? Find out on this Moment of Science.

December 29, 2009



Monkey See, In Full Color

Could a new experiment done on monkeys lead to fixing color blindness in humans?

December 23, 2009



Guayule- A Promising Crop From The Desert

What in the world is the guayule desert-dwelling shrub?

April 28, 2009


Purple pipe organ sponges

Terminator Sponges

Learn about Terminator Sponges on this Moment of Science.

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