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Fundamental misunderstanding of cell signaling revealed

In new research that will profoundly impact our understanding of biological processes, Stanford University scientists have discovered that the way cells “talk” to each other is far more complicated and nuanced than previously thought. “Think of cells as musicians in a jazz band,” said the study’s author Markus Covert, whose lab studies complex genetic systems. […]

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African Parrot “Understands” Zero

The walnut sized brain of the African grey parrot may actually be capable of comprehending abstract mathematical concepts. The bird seems to understand a numerical concept akin to zero – an abstract notion that humans don’t typically understand until they are three or four years old. Alex, the 28-year-old parrot who lives in a Brandeis […]

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