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Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging

By | February 8, 2012

Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.


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Sex, Deconstructed

By | February 2, 2012

Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.


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RNA Chases Its Tail

By | February 2, 2012

New research suggests that circular RNA transcripts are not as rare as previously thought.


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Give Me a Hug

By | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in cell biology


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How Autophagy Works

By | February 1, 2012

There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation. 


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Casting a Wide Eye

By | February 1, 2012

Scientists study a variety of large-scale biological phenomena from the vantage point of space.


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Genghis Jon

By | February 1, 2012

By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.

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Swarming Mongolia

By | February 1, 2012

For the past decade and a half, a crew of about 20 entomologists, water ecologists, and other specialists converges on the shorelines of Mongolia’s lakes, rivers, and streams, just when swarms of aquatic insects do the same.


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Sweet and Sour Science

By | February 1, 2012

Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.


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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