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Nuts and Bolts: Mitochondria

Hailed as the ‘powerhouses’ of the cell in thousands of textbooks, mitochondria rightly have a reputation as essential pieces of cellular machinery. Find out more with this quick guide by Chrissie ...

Mar 27, 2012
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Respiratory genetics: joined-up thinking

In late 2011, Professors William Cookson and Miriam Moffatt became the Wellcome Trust’s first Joint Senior Investigators. Anjana Ahuja went to meet them at the National Heart and Lung Institute in west ...

Mar 20, 2012
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Plague in Kazakhstan

Researchers are exploring the dynamics of plague in the wild in Kazakhstan to understand where it is and what is happening when it seems to disappear. The aim is to develop a cost-effective and accurate early ...

Mar 13, 2012
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Parallel evolution - cystic fibrosis

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the University of Liverpool are examining the evolution of Pseudomonas aeruginosa over time in the lungs of ten people with cystic fibrosis to understand why it persists ...

Mar 06, 2012
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Genetic variant increases risk of common type stroke

A genetic variant that increases the risk of a common type of stroke has been identified by scientists in a study published online in Nature Genetics today. This is one of the few genetic variants to date t ...

Feb 05, 2012
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