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Protein Folding Pioneer Dies

By | October 28, 2016

Susan Lindquist of MIT and the Whitehead Institute broke scientific ground on prions and heat shock proteins.

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The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.

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Week in Review: October 24–28

By | October 27, 2016

Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies; Wolbachia-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain 

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Based on epidemiological data, researchers estimate that reducing exposures to certain environmental chemicals could drop people’s chances of developing the disease.

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Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness

By | October 27, 2016

Mice can be tricked into thinking rubber tails belong to them, indicating they perceive body ownership similar to the way humans do.

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Public Health Leader Dies

By | October 26, 2016

Jack Woodall, an epidemiologist and former columnist at The Scientist, cofounded the infectious disease outbreak reporting system ProMED. 

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Fighting Zika with Bacteria-Laden Mosquitos

By | October 26, 2016

Scientists in South America are testing the strategy of infecting mosquitos with Wolbachia, an approach intended to reduce Zika transmission.

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Blue Leaf Special

By | October 26, 2016

Begonia plants capture extra light in the shade thanks to specialized structures in their chloroplasts.

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As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.

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California Institutes to Merge

By | October 25, 2016

The Scripps Research Institute will join forces with the California Institute for Biomedical Research.

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