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The Birth of Optogenetics

By | July 1, 2011

An account of the path to realizing tools for controlling brain circuits with light.

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Exosome Explosion

By | July 1, 2011

These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.

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Best Places to Work Academia, 2011

By | July 1, 2011

Whether it’s attending a Scottish dance party or asking physics buffs to custom build your tools, researchers at this year’s top institutions are getting creative at work.

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Vaccines

By | June 1, 2011

Looking back, looking ahead

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The Last Vaccine Frontier

By | June 1, 2011

Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?

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Recognizing the Human Potential

By | June 1, 2011

It may be time to reconsider an AIDS vaccine which is more human than viral, triggering the immune system in a way that no other vaccine does.

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Shooting Down Addiction

By | June 1, 2011

A new breed of vaccines aims to wean users off cocaine.

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Power Failure

By | May 1, 2011

Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?

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Wrestling with Recurrent Infections

By | May 1, 2011

Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.

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Best Places to Work Industry, 2011

By | May 1, 2011

By forging new relationships and finding novel uses for existing technologies, this year’s top companies are employing creative ways to advance their science.

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