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Research News - 2020

Press releases and articles on BDR's latest research.

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Dec. 25, 2020 Research

In the last few years, scientists have been able to clarify the energy-saving mechanisms at work in hibernation, culminating in two important papers published in June 2020. But what does this mean for human hibernation?

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Regenerative strategies for treating malformations during airway development could come from insights into the initiation of windpipe development

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Key players in the molecular mechanism behind the on/off nature of DNA transcription have been identified

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Findings from adolescent fruit flies could help explain developmental changes in people as well

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The neural circuit responsible for inducing rodents to enter a state similar to hibernation has been identified

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Differences in the distribution of a small protein in oocytes could explain why oocyte division is more error prone in humans than mice

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A more general analytic technique for looking for structures in chromosomes uncovers new interactions

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Insights into mechanisms controlling early brain development could also help scientists understand this organ’s evolution

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