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Blood Simple

By | September 1, 2011

A veterinary vaccine spawned products that could clean the HIV virus from blood supplies.

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The Seat of Memory

By | September 1, 2011

Early on, researchers had learned that the hippocampus was the structure in the brain where long-term memories were created and stored, but it was not known whether the different cell types within this structure might be more or less susceptible to the aging process.

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Vive la Différence

By | September 1, 2011

Measuring how individual cells differ from each other will enhance the predictive power of biology.

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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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