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Researchers find a link between molecules released by commensal bacteria and the degree of inflammation in a mouse model of MS.

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Image of the Day: Hair Follicles

By The Scientist Staff | February 2, 2018

Under certain conditions, skin organoids including hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells, researchers report.

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Image of the Day: Release Your Inhibitions

By The Scientist Staff | July 31, 2017

A drug commonly used to treat clinical depression sets its effects in motion by hampering the release of an inhibitory neurotransmitter in mice.

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Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 26, 2017

Once implanted into animals’ brains, neural stem cells that secrete microRNA-containing vesicles seem to contribute to an anti-aging effect.

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Transgenic Mouse Illuminates Melanoma Metastasis

By Abby Olena | June 28, 2017

Glowing cells mark the routes of tumor spread by way of newly formed lymph vessels. 

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CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 14, 2017

An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report. 

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Antioxidants Again Linked to Cancer’s Spread

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 13, 2016

Certain diabetes drugs with antioxidant properties promote metastasis in mice with existing tumors, researchers report.

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Gut Microbes Need Fiber, Too

By Karen Zusi | January 13, 2016

A low-fiber diet decimated the diversity of bacterial species in mice colonized with human gut microbes in a recent study.

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Double-Edged Enzyme

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 13, 2015

Researchers find evidence to suggest why an enzyme crucial for fighting off malaria infection is linked to a form of lymphoma.

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The Dark Side of Melanin

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 19, 2015

Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.

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