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Week in Review: April 18–22

By | April 22, 2016

More efficient CRISPR-based mutation correction; how clusters of tumor cells traverse capillary-like structures; one reason for poor sleep the first night in a strange place; ghrelin promotes fat storage

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image: Study: “Dirty” Mice More Humanlike

Study: “Dirty” Mice More Humanlike

By | April 21, 2016

Housing laboratory mice with those reared in a pet store makes the lab rodents’ immune systems more similar to those of people.

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image: AACR Q&A: Elaine Mardis

AACR Q&A: Elaine Mardis

By | April 18, 2016

The genomics pioneer shares the sessions she most looks forward to at this year’s American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting.

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image: Week in Review: April 11–15

Week in Review: April 11–15

By | April 15, 2016

CDC says Zika causes microcephaly; antioxidants and metastasis; imaging the brain on LSD; unexplained resilience to genetic disorders; a bacteria-heavy tree of life; assessing the effects of BPA substitutes

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image: Week in Review: April 4–8

Week in Review: April 4–8

By | April 8, 2016

How HIV can outmaneuver CRISPR; high-resolution structures of the human serotonin transporter; Pfizer, Allergan cease proposed merger; toward synthetic neural tissue

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image: Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis

Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis

By | April 7, 2016

The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 

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image: One Way Placenta Deflects Zika Infection

One Way Placenta Deflects Zika Infection

By | April 5, 2016

Certain immune cells surrounding the organ appear to block viral entry.

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image: Week in Review: March 28–April 1

Week in Review: March 28–April 1

By | April 1, 2016

How Zika differs from related viruses; Ebola emergency over; updated US map of Aedes aegypti spread; “vaginal seeding” goes commercial; dying adipocytes release DNA

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image: Guts and Glory

Guts and Glory

By | April 1, 2016

An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.

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image: Tumor Traps

Tumor Traps

By | April 1, 2016

After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.

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