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Infection Assistants

By Ruth Williams | October 22, 2015

Parasite-derived exosomes boost Leishmania infection in mice. 

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Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria

By Ruth Williams | September 30, 2015

Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.

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How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock

By Ruth Williams | September 16, 2015

Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.

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Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 16, 2015

In a small study, researchers find a link between an individual’s skin microbiome and the ability to clear a bacterial infection. 

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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | September 10, 2015

Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.

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Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2015

A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Next Generation: Cell-Covered Fastener

By Ruth Williams | August 28, 2015

Scientists have developed an interlocking cell scaffold for easy building and dismantling of tissues.

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Irisin Redeemed

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 13, 2015

Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  

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Single-Unit Synthetic Ribosome

By Ruth Williams | July 29, 2015

Scientists build a specialized ribosome with linked subunits that can translate designer transcripts in bacteria.

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AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation

By Ruth Williams | July 24, 2015

Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.

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