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Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain

By | August 1, 2011

Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.

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Harmful Bacterial Metabolites

By | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 

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Personalized Athletics

By | August 1, 2011

Motivated by a career-ending ligament tear, a former NFL player starts a company to test athletes' genetic predispositions to common sports injuries.

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It's a Cell-Eat-Cell World

By | August 1, 2011

For more than 100 years, pathologists have observed cancer cells engulfing other live cells, but scientists are only now beginning to understand how it happens and what it means for tumorigenesis.

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Make Mine Rare

By | August 1, 2011

With mounting interest from biotechs, Big Pharma, and the federal government, research on rare diseases is burgeoning.

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Toads

By | August 1, 2011

Ascribing benefits to the experience of devastating illness or trauma is fraught with hidden dangers.

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Powering Clinical Trials

By | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Sharing the Bounty

By | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.

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Stem Cells Hit Reverse

By | July 31, 2011

A transcription factor can make adult stem cells behave like fetal stem cells.

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A Universal Flu Vaccine?

By | July 28, 2011

An antibody that binds 16 different flu viruses offers hope for the long-sought universal vaccine.

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