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Newly Discovered Species

By | October 1, 2011

Life on Earth is mind-bogglingly diverse with estimates of the number of existing species in the tens of millions. Over the last 4 billion years, many species have gone extinct; and because of the actions of humans, many existing species are now endangered.

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Top 7 in Microbiology

By | September 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Chinese Biosafety Concerns

By | September 14, 2011

A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.

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Secrets of Aging

By | September 1, 2011

What does a normally aging brain look like? Are diseases of aging such as Alzheimer’s inevitable?

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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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Art + Science Now

By | September 1, 2011

The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.

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Lost in Space

By | September 1, 2011

Looking for a more realistic way to study memory, we turned to place cells­­—­a network of cells that record a rat’s memory of an environment. 

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Molecular Learning

By | September 1, 2011

Long-term potentiation (LTP), discovered in the 1970s, was later shown to be the molecular basis of memory. 

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