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Bioenergetic shifts during transitions between stem cell states
(Pulmonary Circulation, 2014-09-01)
Two defining characteristics of stem cells are their multilineage differentiation potential (multipotency or pluripotency) and their capacity for self-renewal. Growth factors are well-established regulators of stem cell ...
Moral Time: Does Our Internal Clock Influence Moral Judgments?
(www.3Quarksdaily.com. http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/2014/10/moral-time-does-our-internal-clock-influence-moral-judgments.html, 2014-10-13)
Does morality depend on the time of the day? The study The Morning Morality Effect: The Influence of Time of Day on Unethical Behavior (1) published in October of 2013 by Maryam Kouchaki and Isaac Smith suggested that ...
Haikus and Landays in Science
FC Bayern Munich: Too Jewish for the Nazis
Konrad Heitkamp was taken aback by the extraordinary ordinariness present in the lobby of the Zurich hotel. In November of 1943, life in Zurich seemed unperturbed by the fact that the countries surrounding Switzerland were ...
Heat not Wet: Climate Change Effects on Human Migration in Rural Pakistan
The 2010 floods were among the worst that Pakistan has experienced in recent decades. Sadly, the country is prone to recurrent flooding, which means that in any given year, Pakistani farmers hope and pray that the floods ...
Builders and Blocks: Engineering Blood Vessels with Stem Cells
Back in 2001, when we first began studying how regenerative cells (stem cells or more mature progenitor cells) enhance blood vessel growth, our group as well as many of our colleagues focused on one specific type of blood ...
Synthetic Biology: Engineering Life to Examine It
Two scientific papers that were published in the journal Nature in the year 2000 marked the beginning of engineering biological circuits in cells. The paper Construction of a genetic toggle switch in Escherichia coli (1) ...
The Psychology of Procrastination: How We Create Categories of the Future
Paying bills, filling out forms, completing class assignments, or submitting grant proposals – we all have the tendency to procrastinate. We may engage in trivial activities such as watching TV shows, playing video games, ...
Is Internet-Centrism a Religion?
Sharing Our Sorrow Via Facebook
Geteiltes Leid ist halbes Leid (“Shared sorrow is half the sorrow”) is a popular German proverb that refers to the importance of sharing bad news and troubling experiences with others. The process of sharing takes on many ...