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Restoring Sight

By | August 13, 2012

A strategy to transmit signals to retinal nerve cells may show promise as a step toward alternative retinal prosthesis design.

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Next Generation: In Vivo Drug Factories

By | August 13, 2012

Researchers use UV light to stimulate protein production in nano-sized delivery capsules in mice.

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Gene Variation within a Tree

By | August 13, 2012

The root system of a tree species is genetically different than the leaves of that individual, potentially modifying scientists’ understanding of evolution.

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Bioethics Panel on Genomics and Privacy

By | August 6, 2012

The presidential bioethics brain trust unveils its draft recommendations on the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care and research.

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Why Women Outlive Men

By | August 3, 2012

Mitochondria mutations that affect male, but not female, aging could explain why women tend to live longer than men.

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Microbiome Changes During Pregnancy

By | August 2, 2012

Alterations in the commensal gut flora of expecting women may be linked to characteristic weight gain and decreases in insulin sensitivity during pregnancy.

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Cancer Claims Fish

By | August 2, 2012

Australian trout are susceptible to skin cancer, according to a new study—the first evidence that wild fish can be afflicted by the disease.

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Cancer Stem Cells Really Do Exist?

By | August 1, 2012

Researchers track tumors as they develop, providing more support for the idea that cells with stem-cell-like properties underlie cancer growth and recurrence.

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Brain Expression

By | August 1, 2012

Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.

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DNA, Contortionist

By | August 1, 2012

The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.

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