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Nourishing the Aging Brain

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.

Capsule Reviews

Evolving Ourselves, The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, Bats, and The Invaders

How We Age

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.

Beneficial Stats

Statisticians who normally crunch numbers to forecast trends in the food-service industry turn their attention to bettering treatment of ALS.

Thanks for the Memories

B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

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Evolutionary Rewiring

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Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.

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Stem Cells Phone Home

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A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.

Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods.

Researchers report an association between culture conditions and genetic changes in stem cells over time.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Scientists add a mouse gene to the cow genome to ward off bovine tuberculosis.

The US Department of Health and Human Services outlines how the National Institutes of Health and its other agencies will make research results public.

The number of deaths attributable to certain medical probes may go beyond a recent outbreak in Los Angeles.

A missing transcription factor puts an early end to sperm production in mice.

Current Issue

March 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.

These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.

Galileo’s improvements to the microscope led to the first published observations using such an instrument.

Multimedia

Video, Slideshows, Infographics

See human brains age in week-by-week time lapse images that divulge the existence of tiny strokes that damage white matter.

UC Berkely biologist Robert Dudley explains his "drunken monkey" hypothesis for how humans developed a taste for alcohol.

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Molecular Devices Launches No-Wash Potassium Ion Channel Assay Kit.

MP Biomedicals, Leading Life Science and Diagnostics Product Provider, Launches new Automated Nucleic Acid Purification Platform – MPure-12.

Eppendorf Announces New BioFlo® 320 Bench Scale Bioprocess Control Station.

INTEGRA Biosciences has launched PIPETGIRL - a new pink version of its popular PIPETBOY acu 2 pipette controller.

Oxford Instruments shines a new light on optical spectroscopy.

Automated Incubator Can Now Be Monitored, Controlled from Virtually Anywhere.

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Marie-Paule Kieny started off her comment oh so right, but then continued oh so wrong.  In this case, forget the bioethicists. Kieny should have said, "We need to tell the bioethicists that there is no other choice."


- Unknown, Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments
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