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Stem cells may mend liver damage

By | May 14, 2011

Researchers have found a way to reprogram cells from mouse tails to behave like mature liver cells, which appear to be able to repair damaged livers.


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Proteins on the prowl

By | May 5, 2011

Defensive proteins kill bacteria invading mouse cells by delivering deadly sacs of antimicrobial chemicals


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Kindly robots

By | May 5, 2011

Just because robots are metal doesn't mean they're cold-hearted.


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Gender gap widens with age

By | May 5, 2011

As women get older, they receive a smaller and smaller share of National Institutes of Health grants and awards, according to a new report published in the June issue of Academic Medicine. 


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Erasing snail memories

By | May 5, 2011

New research from the University of California, Los Angeles, suggests doctors may someday be able to erase memories from individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. 


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Bin Laden's DNA

By | May 5, 2011

In addition to visual recognition, Osama bin Laden’s identity was confirmed through DNA tests, US officials confirmed on Monday (May 2).


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Former CDC director dies

By | May 5, 2011

David Sencer, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from 1966 through 1977, died in Atlanta on Monday due to complications with heart disease, according to the New York Times. He was 86. Sencer coordinated the CDC's effo


Top 7 immunology papers

By | September 28, 2010

linkurl:1. Diabetes drug details unveiled; Researchers uncovered the details of how a common diabetes treatment works -- by blocking the phosphorylation of a master regulator of fat development, thereby suppressing the activation of genes that promote insulin insensitivity -- providing clues that may help reduce side effects, such as weight gain. J.H. Choi et al., "Anti-diabetic drugs inhibit obesity-linked phosphorylation of PPARgamma by Cdk5," linkurl:__Nature,__;http:


Video: See fungal spores fly

By | September 27, 2010

In a remarkable display of cooperation, specialized fungi eject spores sitting atop their fruiting bodies at high speeds in rapid succession to generate a miniature wind current that carries their progeny 20 times farther than a single spore could travel on its own. Spore puffs from Sclerotinia sclerotiorumImage: M. RoperCombining mathematical theory with high speed video, a team led by applied mathematician linkurl:Marcus Roper; of the University


More retractions from Nobelist

By | September 23, 2010

Two prominent journals have retracted papers by Nobel laureate Linda Buck today because she was "unable to reproduce [the] key findings" of experiments done by her former postdoctoral researcher Zhihua Zou.


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