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Natural-Born Doctors

By | October 23, 2012

Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?

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Opinion: Controlling Invasion

By | October 15, 2012

Remote sensing helps control an invasive giant weed that threatens ecosystems and border security.

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hESC Opponents File with Supreme Court

By | October 12, 2012

Scientists fighting the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research bring their case before the country’s highest court.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 9, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Growing New Neurons

By | October 4, 2012

Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.

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Beard Beer

By | October 4, 2012

A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.

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Salmonella Strain Spreads Alongside HIV

By | October 1, 2012

Researchers find that a deadly bacterial disease hitchhikes in people infected with the virus that causes AIDS to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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(Re)Programming Director

By | October 1, 2012

Unwilling to accept the finality of terminal differentiation, Helen Blau has honed techniques that showcase the flexibility of cells to adopt different identities.

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Closing the Gap

By | October 1, 2012

A new assay shows that cells use lamellipodia as their primary mechanism to seal up holes in epithelial tissue.

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Live-Action Networks

By | October 1, 2012

Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.

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