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Oct 21, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Short jump from single-cell to multi-cell animals
Our single-celled ancestors lived about 800 million years ago. Now, new evidence suggests their leap to multi-celled organisms was not quite as mysterious as once believed.

Oct 20, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Brainstem and visual cortex control our eyes
A mouse study is illuminating how our brain quickly adapts and functions. Tracking mouse eye movements, researchers make an unexpected discovery — the part of the brain known to process sensory information, our visual cortex, is also key to spontaneous eye movements.

Oct
19, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Embryos make sex cells in their first two weeks
Producing the next generation of life is already occuring in an embryo in its own first weeks. Human primordial germ cells — which give rise to sperm or egg cells — are present in embryos by their second week of development.

Oct 18, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Mom's BMI may affect biological age of her baby
Higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in a mother before pregnancy is associated with shorter telomere length — a biomarker for biological age — in her newborn. Her baby's short telomere length means the baby's cells have shorter lifespans.

Oct 17, 2016------News ArchiveLatest research covered daily, archived weekly

Two distinct cell types can initiate Crohn's disease
A new discovery could lead to personalized treatment for the debilitating gastrointestinal disorder called Crohn's. There appear to be two distinct disease types. One expressed in normal colon tissue, the other in the small intestine.


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