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Let Them Eat Dirt

By | March 22, 2012

Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.

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Immune Role in Brain Disorder?

By | March 19, 2012

Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.

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Debate over RNA Transcription

By | March 19, 2012

Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.

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Next Generation: A Molecular Camera

By | March 14, 2012

Knocking electrons out of atomic orbit with a laser allows researchers to take femtosecond-scale “movies” of molecules in motion.

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Electric Molluscs

By | March 14, 2012

Snails with implanted electrodes generate electricity via metabolism.

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Transplant Without Drugs?

By | March 8, 2012

A new method for transplanting immunologically mismatched organs may remove the need for life-long immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection.

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Designer Aspirin Fights Cancer

By | March 5, 2012

Early experiments show that a hybrid form of the common pain reliever can effectively inhibit the growth of many tumor types.

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David Sabatini: Demystifying mTOR

By | March 1, 2012

Principal Investigator, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age: 44

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Delivering Silence

By | March 1, 2012

Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.

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How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts

By | March 1, 2012

A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve

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