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Bile Benefits

By | November 1, 2015

Diverting the bile duct around a long stretch of the small intestine could treat obesity without cutting out chunks of the digestive tract.

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Scaled Back Bariatrics

By | November 1, 2015

A new surgical technique in mice achieves similar results to a conventional method without as much intestinal rearranging.

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Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy

By | October 29, 2015

Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.

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Infection Assistants

By | October 22, 2015

Parasite-derived exosomes boost Leishmania infection in mice. 

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Tethering Transposons

By | October 15, 2015

Panoramix, a newly identified transcription repressor, takes the bounce out of jumping genes.

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Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria

By | September 30, 2015

Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.

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Local Microbes Give Wine Character

By | September 24, 2015

Yeast strains from different regions of New Zealand generate wines with varying chemistries.

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How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock

By | September 16, 2015

Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.

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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells

By | September 10, 2015

Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.

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Mapping Corti

By | September 3, 2015

The inner ear organ, from macro to micro

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