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European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | November 20, 2017

Fotis Kafatos, a Greek researcher famous for his work on malaria, has died at age 77.

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Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies

By Kerry Grens | May 6, 2015

Alexander Rich, discoverer of Z-DNA, the RNA-DNA double helix, and the structure of collagen, has passed away at age 90.

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Giant DNA Origami

By Jef Akst | September 18, 2014

Researchers create the largest 3-D DNA structures to date, many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.

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MIT Provost Steps Down

By Erin Weeks | September 18, 2013

Chris Kaiser, a molecular biologist, leaves his administrative post to return to research and teaching.

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Crack Control

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

Nanoscale cracks in bone dissipate energy to protect against fracture, a process that appears to be regulated by the interaction of two proteins.

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Sleep Protection

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2013

Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.

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Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies

By Jef Akst | January 3, 2013

Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.

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Capsule Reviews

By Annie Gottlieb & Bob Grant | January 1, 2013

Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations

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Real-time Outbreak Sequencing

By Dan Cossins | December 19, 2012

Sequencing the whole genomes of bacterial pathogens as they spread among hospital patients and health care workers could transform the control of infectious disease.

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New Biological Pacemaker

By Dan Cossins | December 18, 2012

In guinea pigs, the insertion of a single gene can transform ordinary heart cells into pacemaker cells that regulate cardiac rhythm.

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