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[Merged]A Glowing Blue Death Wave Envelops Roundworms

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:33 PM

Blue fluorescence spreads through a dying nematode worm, revealing the passage of death through its body over the hour and a half prior to the organism’s complete expiration.

http://blogs.smithso...re-they-expire/

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

facinating!

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Posted 25 July 2013 - 05:12 AM

This is what I am talking about. I love this kind of research; it tries to explain the mystery of life which is fascinating for me. Nice post.


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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:51 PM

Death Happens More Slowly Than Thought

A new study reveals how death in organisms, including humans, spreads like a wave from cell to cell until the whole individual is dead.

The good news is that, in certain cases, scientists may be able to stop the biochemical process that leads to this death wave, reviving the individual.

PHOTOS: Patenting Death

It’s difficult to study such life and death matters on animals. Who would want to volunteer for a study that ended in death? So researchers instead focused their analysis on worms, which surprisingly possess mechanisms that are similar to those that are active in mammals.

The study is published in the latest issue of PLoS Biology.

A remarkable feature of worms is that, as they die, the spread of death through their bodies can easily be seen under magnification. It’s a fluorescent blue light caused by necrosis, or the cell death pathway. This, in turn, is dependent upon calcium signaling.

http://news.discover...cell-130713.htm

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 06:55 PM

oh wow, thats amazing

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