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Compound Found in Red Wine Boosts Immune Cell Function

By Catherine Offord | October 17, 2017

At low doses, resveratrol enhanced human T-cell activity in vitro, while at high doses it interfered with cell signaling. 

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Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year’s prizes.


image: Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn

Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn

By Aggie Mika | August 2, 2017

Food restriction decreases a metabolite that impedes associative learning in worms. 


Studies of infected rhesus monkeys reveal the virus’s long-term hiding places in the body.

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Mining the Outliers

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2015

Even when a clinical trial fails, some patients improve. What can researchers learn from these exceptional responders?


image: Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer

Mauro Costa-Mattioli: Memory’s Puppeteer

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2015

Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 39

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image: Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice

Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice

By Kerry Grens | August 25, 2014

Fixing impaired pruning and autophagy signaling in neurons eases the symptoms of autism in a mouse model of the disorder.


image: Mutant Mice Live Longer

Mutant Mice Live Longer

By Kerry Grens | August 29, 2013

Reducing the levels of mTOR in rodents extends their lifespan by about 20 percent, though not without consequences.


image: Blocking Memories to Treat Alcoholism

Blocking Memories to Treat Alcoholism

By Bob Grant | June 25, 2013

Targeting a molecular pathway involved with learning and memory helps rats with a taste for booze wean themselves off of the sauce.

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image: David Sabatini: Demystifying mTOR

David Sabatini: Demystifying mTOR

By Cristina Luiggi | March 1, 2012

Principal Investigator, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age: 44


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