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Pacman

Pacman protein

... a signal - made by a gene called Rac-1 - that turns our own cells into the biological equivalent of a pacman ... to? Nasreen - So annually, we shed cells equivalent to our own body weight so that's a lot of cells and, of course, the ... get it. So what you're saying is that we are shedding our own body weights worth of cells every year but if we were to ...

The Red Queen's race

Evolution Through the Looking Glass

... around it with animals and plants each having their own evolutionary niche. However, this view presents a bit of ... as they are known to kill offspring that aren't their own. So from a theoretical perspective, reproduction without ...

From textbooks, to peer reviewed papers...

Steve Jones - The Selfish Gene at 40

... its medium term impact. I should also say perhaps in my own defence that I didn't read the Origin of Species which I ... or eight cousins. The point was that he would destroy his own genome by drowning in the Thames. But if he saved eight ...

The Future of Cell Therapy

... problems might be to make cells that are the individual's own cells, rather than going and getting cells from someone ... -   And the cells you are using, are they the patients' own or are they from somewhere else? Ludwig -   No.  In ...

A molecular model of a fragment of DNA

Self-healing skin tumour could shed light on more common cancers

... large flat tumours on the skin which heal up of their own accord, leaving disfiguring scars but no other lasting ...

Soil Types

The Earth Microbiome Project

... found here is that every single tree species it has its own bacterial community that lives on the leaves, and we ...

Friends

Friendships down to your genes

... that we may be picking friends with similar genes to our own. By comparing the genes of friends and strangers, James ...

Are dairy and alcohol intolerance linked?

... the Chinese example. And the reason why is they had their own other sources of calories and the Chinese, for example, ...

Defining DNA, and what is a gene?

... terms of certain units that make sense in terms of their own structure, and a gene is basically a unit of that kind. ...

Bleeding finger

Targeted Gene Therapy for Haemophilia

... at the site that you want to correct and then the cell's own mechanisms use the normal donor to make a repair to the ...

Small cell lung cancer cells

Fighting Cancer with Virus Therapy

... identical almost apart from these mutations to our own cells. How do we use that virus to tell those cancer ...

Tomatoes on the vine

Why tomatoes are less tasty

... given that most of us never normally eat them on their own. Which begs the question, does this finding really matter ...

Alfred Nobel

The Nobel Prizes 2011

... level because he was actually testing pieces of his own cancer to see if he could raise an immune response to ...

Timandra Harkness - Big genes, big data

... by Bloomsbury Sigma. And also a quick reminder that my own book -   Herding Hemingway's Cats: understanding how our ...