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Careers & Study

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Nov. 18, 2022 Research

Nov. 17, 2022 Research

During DNA transcription, an enzyme takes apart nucleosomes and then puts them back together again

Nov. 15, 2022 BDR News

Oct. 27, 2022 BDR News

Olena Trush, Research Scientist

Oct. 25, 2022 Research

A new and unexpected cell death mechanism found in fly guts opens up big questions about how the digestive system really maintains its balance.

Oct. 17, 2022 Research

Fruit fly study links nutrient-sensing pathway to an unexpected amino acid

Oct. 4, 2022 Research

The normal, symmetric formation of the vertebrate eyes is coordinated by a molecular sensor that responds to mechanical force

Sep. 12, 2022 Research

Using half-sized eggs provides an avenue for childbearing in mice

Aug. 25, 2022 Research

Aug. 1, 2022 BDR News

Daisuke Ohtsuka Research Scientist

Jul. 20, 2022 Research

Hormone causes male mice to change from being aggressive toward pups to caring for them when they become fathers

Jun. 28, 2022 Research

Jun. 9, 2022 Research

Light-induced changes in shape enable a pump in a marine bacterium to suck in chloride ions from seawater

Jun. 3, 2022 Research

A new method for single cells can rapidly determine the make-up of bacterial communities in the gut and environment

May 26, 2022 Research

May 17, 2022 BDR News

May 9, 2022 Research

A safe and effective drug against a parasitic amoeba could come from a new approach that exploits the parasite’s need for iron

Apr. 28, 2022 BDR News

Apr. 28, 2022 BDR News

Apr. 26, 2022 Research

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