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Fasting Heightens Chemotherapy Benefits

By | February 8, 2012

Starvation paired with cancer drugs slowed or stopped unchecked cell growth in yeast and mouse models of cancer, outpacing or matching the isolated effects of chemo.

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Cancer’s First Step

By | February 8, 2012

A single mutant cell breaks free of its neighbors in the early stages of cancer development.

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Sex, Deconstructed

By | February 2, 2012

Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.

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RNA Chases Its Tail

By | February 2, 2012

New research suggests that circular RNA transcripts are not as rare as previously thought.

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Gain a Chromosome and Adapt

By | January 30, 2012

Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.

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The Making of a Trait

By | January 26, 2012

Populations of organisms acquire beneficial traits repeatedly and rapidly through co-evolution with other species and through gene interaction.

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Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?

By | January 18, 2012

Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.

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Cellular Workout

By | January 18, 2012

Autophagy, the cell’s recycling system, may be responsible for the health benefits of exercise.

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Early Signs of Alzheimers

By | January 13, 2012

Proteins that appear before patients show symptoms of the disease could offer clues to the disease process.

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Iron Builds a Better Brain

By | January 9, 2012

Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.

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