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Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.

Limiting food intake leads to the conversion of white fat cells into more metabolically active brown fat cells through an immune response, a mouse study shows.

Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

Three therapeutic doses administered during early life disturb the animals’ microbiomes and lead to enduring changes in the immune systems of non-obese diabetic mice, researchers report.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

A “multicomponent” virus isolated from mosquitoes infects in stages and reassembles once the pieces are inside the host.

“Beiging” white fat with caloric restriction; early-life antibiotics can elevate type 1 diabetes risk; melatonin and tooth development; Zika news; updated tissue-clearing protocol

Mutations that arise during stem cell division contribute to the development of cancers in a variety of organs, according to a study.

The virus replicates in the vaginal tissue of pregnant mice and in the brains of their fetuses, researchers show.

Current Issue

August 2016

Issue Cover: Human Evolution

Do the portions of our genomes that set us apart from other animals hold the secret to human evolution?

The emergence of blood abnormalities, an adult ability to digest milk, and changes in our physical appearance point to the continued evolution of the human race.

As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.

From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Scientist to Watch Cullen Buie, MIT researcher, talks about his quest to devise a method for quickly determining the pathogenicity of microbes.

Biologist Carin Bondar delivers a TED talk about the wilder side of sex.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of the AIM-9000 infrared microscope.

The New Standard in Microwave Digestion Temperature Measurement

Asynt have introduced the CondenSyn Mini 

AMSBIO has introduced Cultrex® Organoid Progenitor Cells derived from normal, healthy mouse small intestine tissue... 

The Ultravap Levante  is a next generation nitrogen blowdown evaporator.  

INTEGRA announces a new generation version of its popular VOYAGER pipette range...

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