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IgE in skin stress surveillance - Nature.com


Nature.com
IgE is an ancient immunoglobulin but its true function is still a matter of debate. Previously proposed functions for IgE include a crucial role in protection against helminths and in host defence against noxious environmental substances, such as venoms.

Snake entombed in amber offers insights into early serpent evolution - UPI.com


UPI.com
July 19 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered a snake embryo in a 105-million-year-old amber fossil, the first of its kind. The find has offered scientists important insights into the evolution of modern snakes. "This snake is linked to ancient ...
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Missing bones and our understanding of ancient biodiversity - Science Daily


Science Daily
Could it be that our understanding of past biodiversity is simply related to the quality of fossil material in different geological rock formations through time? This question relates to a fundamental debate within palaeontology about the quality and ...

The Ancient Armor of Fish--Scales--Provide Clues to Hair, Feather Development - Laboratory Equipment


Laboratory Equipment
Parichy's lab investigates developmental genetics of adult morphology, stem cell biology and evolution, using zebrafish and related species as models. A high percentage of the genes in these common aquarium fish are the same as in humans – reflecting a ...

Missing bones and our understanding of ancient biodiversity - Phys.Org


Phys.Org
Could it be that our understanding of past biodiversity is simply related to the quality of fossil material in different geological rock formations through time? This question relates to a fundamental debate within palaeontology about the quality and ...

The ancient armor of fish -- scales -- provide clues to hair, feather development - Science Daily


Science Daily
Parichy's lab investigates developmental genetics of adult morphology, stem cell biology and evolution, using zebrafish and related species as models. A high percentage of the genes in these common aquarium fish are the same as in humans -- reflecting ...

Pigments from microbes provide clue to evolution in ancient oceans – but weren't pink a billion years ago - The Conversation US


The Conversation US
Possibly the most significant event in the evolution of life on Earth occurred 2.4 billion years ago. That was when the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere and ocean surface waters rapidly increased – setting the stage for a new phase of life on our planet.

Ancient

Bruns Laboratory
United States

Database of novel human ancient sequence genes that define new protein families.

Ancient Biomolecules
United Kingdom

Publishes articles about the discovery of previously undetected molecules in ancient biological material, stability studies, characterization of decay products and ...

Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

Talks about their discovery by Dr. Edmund Schulman, range of distribution, and their unique strategies for survival.

Tree Register, The
United Kingdom

Unique record of ancient, historical, and the largest trees in Great Britain and Ireland.

The Tree Register of the British Isles
United Kingdom

Historical, ancient, and biggest trees of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Ancient Yew
United Kingdom

Information about yew trees, their history and culture.

The Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

Dedicated to the oldest-known living tree, growing in the White Mountains in east central California. Information about the location, dendrochronology, ...

Ancient Bristlecone Pine
United States

An exploration of this tree of western North America, consisting of two species (Pinus longaeva and P. aristata), including characteristics, ...

The Baboons and Monkeys of Ancient Egypt
United States

Learn the significant and mysterious role the baboons and monkey played in ancient Egyptian religion.

NATURE: Earth Navigators
United States

Looks at how seasonal changes impel a wide variety of creatures to begin their epic migrations to ancient feeding, mating, ...

Broad Institute
United States

Today, we TRAP single types of neurons, choreograph a dance of data, and decipher the genome of an ancient pest. ...

Lycopodiophyta
United States

Find out about this ancient plant division and its classes. From Wikipedia.

The Ophiuroidea
United States

A brief introduction to modern and ancient brittle stars by UCMP Berkeley.

United States

From Dr E's Social Science Webzine.

Kava
United States

Information from Wikipedia on Piper methysticum, an ancient crop of the western Pacific and used as a herbal medicine.

Crinoidea
United States

Extensive article about modern and ancient crinoids by William I. Ausich and Charles G. Messing for the Tree of Life ...

The History of Bread Yeast
United Kingdom

Information on Saccharomyces cerevisiae and its use by man from the time of the ancient Egyptians up to modern day ...

Charismatic Megafungi: The Conservation of Waxcap Grasslands
United Kingdom

Article on the largely unseen fungi which are an important part of ancient pastures. [PDF]

Ancient Farmers of the Amazon
United States

Watch the video segment from PBS's Evolution: "Evolutionary Arms Race," that illustrates the coevolution of the leafcutter ant and the ...

Introduction to the Radiolaria
United States

ancient group of protists, going back all the way to the early Cambrian Period. Learn about their role in the ...

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