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“Construction” Protein Found

Scientists at Johns Hopkins have discovered a protein that causes two neighboring cells to fuse and become one super-cell. Such functionality is critical for building muscles, which rely on hundreds, or even thousands, of super-cells to make large-scale motion smooth and coordinated. Writing about the discovery in Developmental Cell, researcher Elizabeth Chen compared the new […]

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Evolutionary Changes Not Always Small

For more than a century, scientists have concluded that a species evolves or adapts by going through an infinite number of small genetic changes over a long period of time. But research published in the journal Nature has provided some new evidence that an alternate theory is actually at work, one in which the process […]

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