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Body clocks keep migrating monarchs on course, Science study shows
...s' clocks. This difference may provide a means for untangling
the two biological processes. "The light input pathways are quite distinct, so tracking those pathways in may eventually lead us to the cellular level where this clock-compass interaction is occurring," Reppert said....
Pheromone receptors need 'escorts'
...territorial defense behaviors. According to Dulac, untangling
the complexity of the pheromone system has been a daunting task for researchers. "For example, if you compare the number of receptors, which ranges between two hundred and four hundred, and the number of behaviors they trigger, which ranges up to a d...
Penn team finds 'molecular chaperones' can halt progress of Parkinson's disease in fruit flies and possibly humans
...e. Both Hsp70 and Hsc4 are thought to function by untangling
misfolded proteins, mitigating the harmful effects of inappropriately configured proteins. "These studies emphasize the sensitivity of dopaminergic neurons to chaperone levels and suggest that endogenous chaperones may normally protect against alpha...
Scientists study how the lobster's nose knows
...of any one of them starts to seem as impossible as untangling
a ball of liquid yarn. But somehow the lobster does it, and a new study by researchers at Stanford, the University of California-Berkeley and Bowling Green State University has brought scientists one step closer to understanding how. The study focuse...
Scientists Discover New Players On The Gene-Activation Team
...alledSWI/SNF that overpowers the histone proteins, untangling
the gene and makingit accessible to the RNA polymerase enzyme. Plus, they showed recentlythat another molecule, a transcription activator, helps RNA polymeraseattach exactly at the right spot on the DNA to start copying a specificgene. Now, Workman's...