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CRISPR: No Cutting Required

By | August 4, 2016

Combining a modified Cas9 enzyme with an unrelated one derived from the immune system of the sea lamprey, researchers demonstrate yet another way to edit a single DNA nucleotide. 

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Toward an Immunotherapy for Alzheimer’s Disease

By | July 28, 2016

Targeting tau antibodies does not require effector function, researchers report.

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Exercise Boosts Telomere Transcription

By | July 27, 2016

Endurance exercise and metabolism are linked to transcriptional activation of human telomeres, researchers propose.

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Pesticides Reduce Male Honeybee Fertility: Study

By | July 27, 2016

Drones exposed to neonicotinoids have fewer viable sperm and show reduced longevity.

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Cloned Sheep Age Normally

By | July 26, 2016

The animals, some of which were cloned from the same tissue as Dolly, appeared as healthy as non-cloned sheep, a study suggests.

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Neurons Compete to Form Memories

By | July 21, 2016

The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.

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Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together

By | July 21, 2016

Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 

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Mapping the Human Connectome

By | July 20, 2016

A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.

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Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer

By | July 20, 2016

Researchers engineer bacteria that deliver an anti-tumor toxin in mice before self-destructing. 

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Sofosbuvir Shows Anti-Zika Activity In Vitro

By | July 19, 2016

Already approved for the treatment of hepatitis C, the drug appears to impair RNA-directed RNA polymerase activity in the virus.

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