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RNAs regulate cell death

By | July 5, 2011

Three RNAs expressed in the nucleolus mediate death in cells exposed to too much fat.

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Undiagnosed Diseases Overwhelm NIH

By | July 5, 2011

An NIH program to identify mystery diseases has stopped accepting applications after being flooded with cases.

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New Target for Myelin Repair

By | July 4, 2011

Researchers identify a receptor that causes the degeneration of myelin coating around nerve cells, pointing to a potential new therapy for multiple sclerosis patients.

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How Stress is Inherited

By | July 1, 2011

Under stressful conditions, a transcription factor in flies turns on genes by releasing its hold on tightly wound DNA, a new study suggests.

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Pain-Free Love

By | July 1, 2011

Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.

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Balancing Biases

By | July 1, 2011

How cognitive prejudices can influence research decisions, and how the pitfalls of human nature can be avoided.

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Americans Support Stem Cell Research

By | July 1, 2011

A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.

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A Scar Nobly Got

By | July 1, 2011

The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.

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Capsule Reviews

By | July 1, 2011

Solar, The Dark X, The Sky's Dark Labyrinth, Spiral

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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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