The History of Neuroscience and Neurosurgery in Japan
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Deep-sea creatures yield treasure trove of cancer drugs
- BiologyNature Medicine
An expedition to the Republic of Palau in Micronesia has led to the discovery that microbes inside a bright green creature that lives in tropical oceans produce peptides that can kill cancer cells, proof that marine organisms can be harnessed for drug discovery and the turning point in commercializing the potential of marine natural products.
The Draft Genome of Ciona intestinalis: Insights into Chordate and Vertebrate Origins
A draft of the protein-coding portion of the genome of the most studied ascidian, Ciona intestinalis, is generated, suggesting that ascidians contain the basic ancestral complement of genes involved in cell signaling and development.