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Stressed seabird parents think only of themselves

Stress is a factor not only in the best human families; it also appears among animals. To see how bird family members interact with each other in...

(Web-Redaktion on 03/10/2017)

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Male poison frogs become cannibals after taking over territories

Systematic “infanticide” of unrelated young occurs in several animal species. For carnivores and primates, infanticidal actions are mainly sexually...

(Web-Redaktion on 02/28/2017)

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Metabolism drives growth and division of cancer cells

The metabolic state of tumor cells contributes to signals that control the proliferation of tumor cells. Already the German biochemist and Nobel Prize...

(Web-Redaktion on 02/20/2017)

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Departure of migratory birds from stopover sites is hormone-controlled

Migratory birds often stop along their long journeys to replenish their fat stores. The purpose of these stopovers – rest and refuelling – is clear....

(Web-Redaktion on 02/07/2017)

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Salicylic acid, a widespread ingredient in pain relief medications, promotes nasal mucosa colonization by Staphylococcus aureus

Salicylic acid is a plant hormone best known for its use as a key ingredient in pain relievers, anti-acne preparations and medications for skin...

(Web-Redaktion on 02/03/2017)

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