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Cellular Pegs-in-Holes

By | August 1, 2013

Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.

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Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow

By | July 24, 2013

A head-to-tail wave of blue fluorescence signals the death of a nematode worm.

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Lost in Translation

By | July 16, 2013

Failure to translate preclinical research to humans may be due in part to biased reporting.

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Gut Microbes Exacerbate HIV?

By | July 10, 2013

Particular microbes in the colons of HIV patients may worsen disease progression.

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The Downside of Antibiotics?

By | July 3, 2013

Bacteria-killing antibiotics might also damage a person’s tissues.

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Narrow Straits

By | July 1, 2013

Transfecting molecules into cells is as easy as one, two, squeeze.

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Fungus-Fighting Genes

By | June 27, 2013

Two genes from wild relatives of wheat could save domestic wheat from fungal destruction.

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The Human Brain in Exquisite Detail

By | June 20, 2013

Scientists create BigBrain—an ultrahigh resolution 3–D model of the human think-box.

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Genes Get in Your Eye

By | June 12, 2013

Directed evolution of a gene therapy virus vector improves its penetration into the retina.

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Optogenetics and OCD

By | June 6, 2013

Stimulating brain cells with light reveals the dysfunctional circuitry that causes obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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