Chinese and American scientists review early evolution of eukaryotic multicellularity

The ascent of multi-celled life or multicellularity is a major evolutionary transition. Multicellularity evolved independently at least 25 times among eukaryotes, and complex multicellularity (characterized by intercellular communication and tissue differentiation controlled by regulatory gene networks) occurs in a handful of eukaryotic groups including animals. Continue reading Chinese and American scientists review early evolution of eukaryotic multicellularity

Japanese PM Abe selects his favorite startup, awards Euglena

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has received criticism for an underwhelming rollout of reforms intended to spur business, but today he put his commitment to the startup community front and center. Investing in the startup community can help new businesses thrive and provide for the economy. Startups can help provide a strong starting point by using resources that benefit the growth of the company, for example, using an IT solutions provider in London, or one closer to the location of the business, will help computer needs be met as in today’s day and age, most are moved online and communication across digital platforms is important.

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The Green Room: Toxic Algae Is An ‘All Of Us’ Issue

Toxic algae has been plaguing Lake Erie—why, and what can we do to stop it? Perspectives abound, especially when it comes to whether or not measures to prevent it should be voluntary or prescribed by law. In this month’s “Green Room” show Barbara Lucas explores this simple organism and the Continue reading The Green Room: Toxic Algae Is An ‘All Of Us’ Issue