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Author Archives: By Amber Dance

The body’s tiny cargo carriers

By Amber Dance, Knowable Magazine Call it the body’s postal system. Cells package goodies into little envelopes made of membranes. Then these packages cruise the bloodstream — billions of them in every milliliter of blood — to recipient cells far and near, delivering freight such as genetic material and proteins. These little bubbles, known as extracellular vesicles, or EVs, tell ...

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At San Diego’s Frozen Zoo, a chance for animal immortality

By Amber Dance, Knowable Magazine The last male northern white rhinoceros — his name was Sudan — died in March, leaving only two members of the subspecies behind: his daughter and granddaughter. In the past, those stark facts would have spelled the end. But researchers at the San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research — also known as the Frozen ...

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