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The Enigmatic Membrane

By | February 1, 2012

Despite years of research, the longstanding mystery of where the autophagosome gets its double lipid bilayers is not much clearer.

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Gain a Chromosome and Adapt

By | January 30, 2012

Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.

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The Making of a Trait

By | January 26, 2012

Populations of organisms acquire beneficial traits repeatedly and rapidly through co-evolution with other species and through gene interaction.

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Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again

By | January 24, 2012

An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.

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Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?

By | January 23, 2012

Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.

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Cellular Workout

By | January 18, 2012

Autophagy, the cell’s recycling system, may be responsible for the health benefits of exercise.

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Wine Researcher Caught Faking

By | January 13, 2012

One of the leading scientific voices touting the health benefits of red wine fabricated data dozens of times.

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Genetics Pioneer Dies

By | January 12, 2012

James Crow, who helped shaped public policy over his 70 year career, passed away last week.

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Iron Builds a Better Brain

By | January 9, 2012

Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.

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Skin Cells Cause Cancer?

By | January 6, 2012

Certain skin-residing immune cells may—under specific conditions—play a direct role in initiating skin cancer after exposure to environmental toxins.

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