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A Push and a Pull for PARP-1 in Aging

By | August 1, 2005

Understanding the mechanisms that underlie aging remains a bedeviling problem, but not because of a lack of answers.

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Plant Neurobiology Sprouts Anew

By | July 18, 2005

A meeting this past May ushered in the birth, or perhaps rebirth, of a field of study in which the controversy starts at the very name.

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Cancer Epigenetics Enters the Mainstream

By | June 20, 2005

has guided cancer research for decades.

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MicroRNA Target Practice

By | June 20, 2005

About a month before a New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) meeting last February, six of the scheduled speakers received an unusual homework assignment.

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"Industrial" Pollutants Reveal a Surprising Origin

By | June 6, 2005

chemicals synthesized for use as industrial flame retardants and regarded as persistent environmental pollutants.

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Secondary Endosymbiosis Exposed

By | June 6, 2005

Photo: Nils Kroger, Regensburg UniversityLast summer's publication of the first diatom genome provided insight into the workings of a tiny organism with huge potential for environmental, industrial, and research applications.1 A growing appreciation of the sequence, however, has begun to divulge one of nature's wilder and most productive experiments.Diatoms, a diverse division of one-celled ocean algae with gemlike silica casings, are thought to collectively absorb as much carbon dioxide through

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Turning Back the Tuberculosis Tide

By | May 23, 2005

An ancient scourge, tuberculosis has made a comeback in recent years.

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Longevity

By | May 9, 2005

During autophagy-literally "self-eating"-cells deliver cytoplasmic constituents, including whole organelles, to the lysosome for degradation.

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Taking the Lid Off the Molecular Garbage Pail

By | May 9, 2005

a last resting place for worn-out, misfolded, or otherwise unwanted proteins.

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A Peek at the Pore

By | April 25, 2005

As the gateway to the nucleus, the nuclear pore complex manages hundreds of intricate cargo-handling operations every second.

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