Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

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  1. Health & Medicine

    Obesity makes taste buds disappear — in mice, anyway

    Mice that gained excessive weight on a high-fat diet also lost one in four taste buds.

  2. Life

    Scientists Say: Mitochondrion

    Mitochondria are structures inside cells that converts certain chemicals into adenosine triphosphate — a molecule cells use as energy.

  3. Life

    Scientists Say: ATP

    This chemical is a bit like a rechargeable battery. Cells build and break apart its chemical bonds to store and release energy.

  4. Genetics

    How to view tiny parts of DNA? Make them ‘blink’

    A new technique can image nanoscale structures in cells without hurting them. No dyes needed. All you have to do is stimulate them with the right color of light.

  5. Life

    How to make a ‘three-parent’ baby

    Scientists combined an egg, sperm and some donor DNA: The end result: what appears to be healthy babies.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Scientists Say: Insulin

    This chemical is a lifesaver. It helps our bodies use the sugars from our food, and without it, people develop diabetes.

  7. Environment

    Vaping may put your smile at risk

    As e-cigarette use among teens rises, scientists find that vaping may cause cellular damage to the mouth, gums and teeth. Even the cells’ DNA was affected.