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Tissue dynamics provide clues to human disease

EMBL scientists examine the molecular causes of a rare hereditary disease of the spine and ribsCredit: Ebisuya group/EMBL Segmentation clock Our vertebral column is a highly repetitive structure - 33 vertebrae from top to bottom.…

Plant root hairs key to reducing soil erosion

Credit: University of Bristol The tiny hairs found on plant roots play a pivotal role in helping reduce soil erosion, a new study has found. The research, led by the University of Bristol and published in Communications Biology,…

Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?

Light pollution suppresses melatonin production in perchCredit: Photo: Michael Feierabend Melatonin controls the body clock - high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important…

Subtle flavors

Scientists discover a new class of taste receptors Evolution is a tinkerer, not an engineer. "Evolution does not produce novelties from scratch. It works with what already exists," wrote Nobel laureate François Jacob in 1977, and…