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Adapting to Climate Change

By | September 1, 2011

Indigenous populations are especially vulnerable to the effects of global climate change. A new research project aims to help them adapt.

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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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Ribosomes in Control

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Cell Biology

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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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Hiding Under a Cap

By | August 30, 2011

Editor's Choice in Immunology

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Black Death Pathogen Extinct?

By | August 29, 2011

The Yersinia pestis strain extracted from the bones of Black Death victims may no longer exist.

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Missing Mosquitoes

By | August 29, 2011

Tanzanian mosquito populations are declining, and scientists don’t know why.

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Humans Picked Up Ancestral Immunity

By | August 25, 2011

Modern immune systems harbor signs of interbreeding with ancient hominins.

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Religion and Disease

By | August 25, 2011

Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.

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