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Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation

By | June 22, 2014

ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.

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An examination of 17 ancient skulls shows that some Neanderthal features arose as far back as 430,000 years ago.

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Mining the Mouth’s Many Microbes

By | June 18, 2014

The oral cavity contains several distinct and dynamic microbial communities, and some of these commensals may seed the body’s other microbiomes.

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Insect-Inspired Sensors Improve Tiny Robot’s Flight

By | June 18, 2014

Microroboticists have designed simple sensors based on insect light organs called ocelli to stabilize a miniature flying robot.

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Opinion: Thwarting Medical Tourism

By | June 17, 2014

It’s time to take a strong stance against unregistered cellular therapies, which can undermine legitimate research efforts.

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To Finish Off Polio

By | June 17, 2014

Along with vaccination, antiviral drugs could play a key role in the eradication of poliovirus, but it’s unclear whether today’s candidate therapies will withstand the challenges of the clinic.

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Microbes of the Skin

By | June 13, 2014

Human skin, the barrier between the body and the outside world, is home to diverse microorganisms, some of which can promote immunity or fight invaders.

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Behavior Brief

By | June 12, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Scientists generate tumor-targeting molecules that can be used for imaging and treatment.

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Genome Digest

By | June 11, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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