Tag Archive: conserved molecular mechanisms

In humans, smell is also the dominant sense

human-evolution

Perfume could be the riskiest gift you’ll ever buy February 13 2015 by 1) S Craig Roberts: Senior Lecturer in Psychology at University of Stirling 2) Caroline Allen: PhD Candidate 3) Kelly Cobey: Honourary Researcher (Psychology: Hormones and Behaviour) at University…
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RNA-mediated species specificity

human-evolution

Species-Specific Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues. By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 17, 2014 Excerpt: “…results published today (November 17) in PNAS reveal widespread differences between human and mouse gene expression,…
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No understanding of biodiversity

terrarium eco system

No single explanation for biodiversity in Madagascar Excerpt: “The study is part of a larger body of research aimed at identifying the climate, geology and other features of the environment that help bring new species of plants and animals into…
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Plant biology is biology, isn’t it?

terrarium eco system

Stranger than Fiction Plant biology: You can’t make this stuff up. By Mary Beth Aberlin | January 1, 2014 Excerpt: “Plants succeeded in dramatically expanding their genomes again and again through a process of chromosome-number multiplication called polyploidy, which usually…
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Odors epigenetically effect differences in genetic predispositions

Physics

No two people smell the same Excerpt: “A difference at the smallest level of DNA—one amino acid on one gene—can determine whether you find a given smell pleasant. A different amino acid on the same gene in your friend’s body could…
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