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Identifying the biological clock that governs female fertility

Biology News - Tue, 2014-10-28 20:59


A recent study at the University of Gothenburg sheds light on the mystery of the biological clock that governs fertility. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg have identified the biological clock that governs female fertility. The discovery represents a major contribution to research aimed at finding medical approaches to treating infertility in women.

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Giant tortoises gain a foothold on a Galapagos Island

Biology News - Tue, 2014-10-28 20:59

A population of endangered giant tortoises, which once dwindled to just over a dozen, has recovered on the Galapagos island of Española, a finding described as "a true story of success and hope in conservation" by the lead author of a study published today (Oct. 28).

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New findings show that different brain tumors have the same origin

Biology News - Tue, 2014-10-28 20:59

Glioma is a common name for serious brain tumours. Different types of glioma are usually diagnosed as separate diseases and have been considered to arise from different cell types in the brain. Now researchers at Uppsala University, together with American colleagues, have shown that one and the same cell of origin can give rise to different types of glioma. This is important for the basic understanding of how these tumours are formed and can contribute to the development of more efficient and specific glioma therapies. The results have been published in Journal of Neuroscience.

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