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Antimicrobial peptides: new weapons to fight infection
...armony with microbes, Dr. Zasloff notes. Insects, octopuses
and starfish, for example, rely heavily on antimicrobial peptides for defense against deadly microbes, and do so quite effectively without the help of lymphocytes, a thymus or antibodies. Multicellular organisms live, by and large, harmoniously with ...
University of Colorado archaeologist, colleagues hot on the trail of ancient Persian warships
...our most useful research tool turned out to be the octopuses
that lived in these waters," said Hohlfelder. One octopus living in a ceramic pot 300 feet down had dragged broken pieces of pottery, stones and a bronze spear point with part of the wooden shaft still intact into the entrance of its home. "Happily ...
Students build submarine to track Octopuses
...Vincent anticipates that it will be ready to track octopuses
next year. Before that happens, this year's studen... Year Although the submarine will begin shadowing octopuses
next year, Vincent has plenty of ideas to keep senior design teams busy for a long time. "The way it...