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Self-cloning marine animals may help shed light on ageing process

April 21st, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 21 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Gothenburg believe that the key to delaying ageing in humans is held in marine animals that reproduce asexually by cloning.They have shown how ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers could grow human tissue

March 13th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 13 (IANS) Minute nanoscale whiskers taken from sea creatures hold the key to creating human muscle tissue, say researchers.University of Manchester academics Stephen Eichhorn and Julie Gough, working ... Read more...

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Nanoscale whiskers from sea squirts could grow human muscle tissue

March 12th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 12 (ANI): University of Manchester researchers have discovered that minute whiskers of nanoscale dimensions taken from sea creatures could hold the key to creating working human muscle tissue.They have found ... Read more...

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Sea squirt study offers insight into early development of human embryos

July 31st, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): In a study on model organism Ciona intestinalis, commonly known as the sea squirt, researchers have uncovered the origin of the heart-jaw connection in vertebrates - a discovery ... Read more...

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New deep-sea denizens found in Australia

January 18th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 18 (DPA) Marine biologists working off Australia's south coast were astounded when the cameras on their submersible spotted millions of anemones and sea spiders living in a trench 4 kilometres ... Read more...

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Shrimps half a billion year-old dance might be earliest known group behaviour

October 10th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 10 (ANI): An analysis of a newly discovered caravan of crustaceans from half a billion years ago suggests that group behaviour evolved not long after animals themselves, say experts. ... Read more...

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Sea squirt can teach us a thing or two about sex

August 27th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) When it comes to sex, the little sea squirt can teach males a thing or two about how to retain the upper hand in competing for females. The ... Read more...

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How do salamanders regenerate lost appendages?

July 30th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (IANS) How do salamanders regenerate fingers even if they are sundered repeatedly is a question that has intrigued biologists. Besides the salamander, even sea squirt (Ciona intestinalis), a cylindrical ... Read more...

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