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Tetrodotoxin: a potent defence for pufferfish… and other organisms

Tetrodotoxin is a lethal pufferfish defence chemical In Japanese cuisine, the iconic pufferfish Fugu (which refers to several species) is notorious because if improperly prepared its consumption can have fatal consequences. Some body parts, particularly the internal organs, contain high concentrations of one … Continue reading

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Science on Saturday – Map of Life at the Cambridge Science Festival

Saturday the 19th March was a sunny Spring day in Cambridge, perfect for the Cambridge Science Festival principal event, Science on Saturday. Science departments throughout the University of Cambridge were bursting with visitors as thousands of families came to explore, … Continue reading

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Introducing the Map of Life

The Map of Life is a recently launched online resource dedicated to telling you everything you might ever need (and want) to know about convergent evolution. Visit the Map of Life at http://www.mapoflife.org to find out more about this fascinating … Continue reading

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