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Molecular Neuroscientist Dies

By | August 11, 2014

Stephen Heinemann, who along with his colleagues identified the genes encoding the major excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, has passed away at age 75.

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Killer Jelly Found in Australian Waters

By | August 11, 2014

The newly discovered species of Irukandji jellyfish can cause stroke and heart failure in humans it stings.

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Microbes in a Tar Pit

By | August 8, 2014

Microdroplets of water in a natural asphalt lake are home to active microbial life, a study shows.

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WHO Declares Ebola Emergency

By | August 8, 2014

As the World Health Organization calls the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa an international public health emergency, the US Food and Drug Administration green-lights the potential use of another experimental drug.

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Modified CRISPR Expands Targets

By | August 8, 2014

Tweaking the expression of guide RNAs used in CRISPR genome editing broadens the repertoire of target sites.

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How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay

By | August 8, 2014

A genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant. 

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Week in Review: August 4–8

By | August 8, 2014

CRISPR corrects mutation behind blood disorder; stress during pregnancy spans generations; neural stem cells develop long axons; propagation of neurodegeneration-associated protein aggregates

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Inflammation Data Clash

By | August 7, 2014

Identical datasets yield opposite conclusions on the use of mice as models of human inflammation.

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Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments

By | August 7, 2014

The administration of an experimental serum to two American healthcare workers treated for Ebola on US soil raises questions of safety, efficacy, access, and ethics.

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Light-Tolerant Tomatoes

By | August 7, 2014

Upping the expression of a single gene improves the plant’s ability to withstand light and increases yields. 

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