eLife Episode 4: Undead Cells
In this issue of the eLife podcast we discuss how flatworms can grow new heads and tails, how photosynthesis has evolved over time, social interactions between mice, the properties of “undead” cells, and interactions between steroids and genes.
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How are organisms such as planarians able to grow new heads and tails?
Computational techniques have shed fresh light on how C4 photosynthesis evolved from C3 photosynthesis.
Mice growing in an environment with lots of stimuli are less social and more territorial than mice that grow up in more spartan surroudings
Cells undergoing programmed cell death release signals that trigger apoptosis in distant cells.
How much steroid is needed to switch on a single gene?