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Of Cells and Limits

By | March 1, 2015

Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement.


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Fighting Allergy with Allergen

By | February 25, 2015

Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.


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Medical Equipment May Spread Superbug

By | February 20, 2015

Drug-resistant bacteria have spread in a Los Angeles hospital, perhaps from contaminated endoscopes.

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Canine Facial Recognition

By | February 13, 2015

Dogs can distinguish between angry and happy human faces, a study finds.

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Subway Microbiome

By | February 9, 2015

Researchers document the bacterial life living among New York City’s transit stations.


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Aping Language

By | February 6, 2015

Chimpanzees can learn “words” for objects, a study suggests.


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Long-Lived Immunotherapy Stem Cells

By | February 4, 2015

Genetically modified T memory stem cells persist in patients for more than 10 years, and can differentiate into a variety of T cell types.

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Roach Conformity

By | February 4, 2015

Individual cockroaches can be shy or bold, but they alter their behavior to fit in with a group, a study shows.

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Taking Turns

By | February 3, 2015

Using GPS trackers, researchers demonstrate an energy-saving flight strategy for migratory birds.


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B Cell Bosses

By | February 1, 2015

Gut bacteria in mice spur regulatory B cells to differentiate and release an anti-inflammatory cytokine.


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