Tag: "rewrite" at biology news
Spud origin controversy solved
...The results of these studies are providing data to rewrite
the history of the cultivated potato and will aid breeders to better interpret the true pedigrees of our modern potato, said Spooner....
Study revises dynamin's role in nerve cell function
...ing on how nerve cells signal to one another could rewrite
the textbooks on neuroscience, says a collaborative team of researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College and Yale University. Their study, published as a high-profile research article in the journal Science, suggests that a key cellular enzyme call...
Tiny bones rewrite textbooks
...e fossils found in New Zealand will prompt a major rewrite
of prehistory textbooks, showing for the first time that the so-called "land of birds" was once home to mammals as well. The tiny fossilised bones - part of a jaw and a leg - belonged to a unique, mouse-sized land animal unlike any other mammal known...
Finding rewrites the evolutionary history of the origin of potatoes
...ricultural benefits, Spooner's study has helped to rewrite
a small but important chapter of evolutionary history. "Books are written about questions of how crops originate," he says. "Sometimes statements are repeated so often that they are accepted as fact. This is a way to get people to reconsider long-h...
Research focusing on why estrogenic hormones produce differing results
...nd estrogen receptor, or binding protein, began to rewrite
conventional wisdom. Instead of just one receptor, now known as ER-alpha, researchers began studying the second one, ER-beta. ER-alpha is predominant in the uterus, liver, mammary gland, bone and cardiovascular systems; ER-beta is most expressed in ...