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Stem Cells Induced for Conservation

By | September 4, 2011

Researchers generate pluripotent stem cells from two endangered species in hopes of learning more about the near-extinct animals.

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Next Generation: Cellular Nanothermometer

By | September 2, 2011

Quantum dots, typically used in imaging, also relay temperature changes within a cell.

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What Causes Alzheimer’s?

By | September 1, 2011

Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.

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Beyond Expectation

By | September 1, 2011

Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.

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Octophilosophy

By | September 1, 2011

When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.

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To Pee or Not to Pee

By | September 1, 2011

Have researchers found the seat of urination control in a primitive brain region?

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Deep Tissue Treatment

By | September 1, 2011

A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.

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Piggyback Pathogen

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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The Cytokine Cycle

By | September 1, 2011

The initiating cause of Alzheimer’s disease is still unknown. However, from our studies it’s clear that many types of neuronal damage—­­from traumatic brain injury, to epilepsy, infection, or genetic predisposition—­can activate brain immune cells—microglia and astrocytes-- promoting them to produce IL-1 and S100 inflammatory cytokines.

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Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain

By | August 31, 2011

A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.

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