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New Blood, circa 1914

By | April 1, 2014

World War I provided testing grounds for novel blood-transfusion techniques.


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Deploying the Body’s Army

By | April 1, 2014

Using patients’ own immune systems to fight cancer


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Vitamin A’s Influence on Immunity

By | March 19, 2014

Exposure to vitamin A in the womb influences immune system development and lifelong ability to fight infections, a mouse study shows. 

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A CRISPR Fore-Cas-t

By | March 1, 2014

A newcomer’s guide to the hottest gene-editing tool on the block


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Tension Tracker

By | March 1, 2014

For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.


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More Monkeys With Edited Genomes

By | February 14, 2014

Researchers use the TALEN genome-editing technique to generate a primate model of Rett syndrome.  


image: Graphene Coating Cleans Up Clots

Graphene Coating Cleans Up Clots

By | February 12, 2014

Blood clots on medical devices might be reduced by a graphene-based material.  

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Molecular Motors

By | February 12, 2014

Researchers control nanomotors inside living cells.


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The Year of Crystallography

By | February 11, 2014

UNESCO highlights accomplishments in crystallography in a year-long celebration in 2014.  


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Week in Review: February 3–7

By | February 7, 2014

Federal stem cell regulations vary; Salmonella exploit host immune system; microglia help maintain synaptic connections; prosthesis re-creates feeling of touch


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