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Biology & Aging

While watching swimmers line up during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, former Olympic swimmer and NBC Sports commentator Rowdy Gaines quipped that...
Drifting across the world's oceans are a group of unicellular marine microorganisms that are not only a crucial source of food for other marine life...
Attractive males release fewer sperm per mating to maximise their chances of producing offspring across a range of females, according to a new paper...
Self-assembling and self-organizing systems are the Holy Grails of nanotechnology, but nature has been producing such systems for millions of years....
Human sperm have been created using embryonic stem cells for the first time in a scientific development which will lead researchers to a better...
Even seemingly simple movements seem to push the hand's neuromuscular control system to its limits, with implications for both human rehabilitation...
New research on first-time older mums has found they cope surprisingly well with the physical demands of pregnancy compared to younger mums, but are...
What's so great about sex? From an evolutionary perspective, the answer is not as obvious as one might think. An article published in the July issue...
The salamander is a superhero of regeneration, able to replace lost limbs, damaged lungs, sliced spinal cord -- even bits of lopped-off brain. But it...
A molecule called telomerase, best known for enabling unlimited cell division of stem cells and cancer cells, has a surprising additional role in the...

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