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Differentiate

Definition

verb

(1) To become different, distinct or specialized, especially in form or function.

(2) To undergo cell differentiation; to develop or mature.

(3) To evolve so as to from into a new species; to speciate.


Supplement

Word origin: ML differentiātus distinguished.

See also: cell differentiation.


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... rather than scientific appeals. Where's your science? " Yet by nine months, babies react more swiftly to their own race than others: they differentiate more readily between faces and match emotional sounds with facial expressions faster. A study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, ...

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Brain size=IQ level theory (Blacks vs Whites & Asians)

... yours. If we were all the same, this wouldn't happen. " Yet by nine months, babies react more swiftly to their own race than others: they differentiate more readily between faces and match emotional sounds with facial expressions faster. A study from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, ...

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Stem Cells

... sources, and since most stem cell treatments come from non-self sources this could cause problems. Both adult and embryonic stem cells could differentiate into a cancerous form. To avoid these problems: Cells can be used from same patient that is being treated. Extra-embryonic fetals stem ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:53 pm
 
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I am having difficulty identifying this structure.

The image on the left is that of a TEM, because TEM can clearly differentiate outlines or contours.

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Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... of cooperation. Each of us is a mass of cooperating cells. Bacterial populations cooperate too, they have quorom sensing, but AFAIK they don't differentiate into various types like our cells do. Arguably, this lack of differentiation (variety) is essentially a lack of complexity. Quorom Sensing: ...

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Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
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