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How Skin Tells Time

By | November 9, 2011

The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.


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Fighting Cancer with Light

By | November 7, 2011

Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.


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Pioneers Make More Babies

By | November 7, 2011

Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.


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Shielding Cancer Cells from Damage

By | November 4, 2011

An alternative form of an enzyme involved in the glucose metabolism pathway protects cancer cells from oxidative stress.


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Earliest Modern Europeans Described

By | November 3, 2011

A fossilized jaw bone and teeth from Western Europe are recognized as the oldest modern human fossils recovered in the region.


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Old Cells Advance Aging

By | November 2, 2011

By selectively killing senescent cells, researchers can slow the decline of health in aging mice.


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Top 7 in Molecular Biology

By | November 1, 2011

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


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BRCA1 Further Elucidated

By | October 27, 2011

Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.


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Bacterial Rejuvenation

By | October 27, 2011

Bacteria age, but as a lineage, can live forever.


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How Probiotic Yogurt Works

By | October 26, 2011

Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.


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