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Evolution by Splicing

By Ruth Williams | December 20, 2012

Comparing gene transcripts from different species reveals surprising splicing diversity.

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Cancer More Diverse than Its Genetics

By Ruth Williams | December 13, 2012

Tumor cells can exhibit different behaviors despite being genetically indistinguishable.

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Detailing Color Vision

By Ruth Williams | December 6, 2012

Scientists engineer a spectrum of artificial pigments to understand how animals see in color.

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Beetles Warm BC Forests

By Sabrina Richards | November 27, 2012

Using satellite data, researchers calculate that mountain pine beetle infestations raise summertime temperatures in British Columbia’s pine forests by 1 degree Celsius.

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A Root Cause of Parkinson’s

By Ruth Williams | November 15, 2012

Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.

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Inflammation for Regeneration

By Ruth Williams | November 8, 2012

Inflammatory signals in injured zebrafish brains promote the growth of new neurons.

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Eggs Trade Genes

By Ruth Williams | October 24, 2012

Swapping chromosomes from one human egg to another could eliminate mitochondrial DNA mutations that cause disease.

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Natural-Born Doctors

By Sabrina Richards | 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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Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain

By Sabrina Richards | October 10, 2012

In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.

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Growing New Neurons

By Ed Yong | 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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