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Exploring the Epigenetics of Ethnicity

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 11, 2017

Researchers attempt to estimate how much of the human genome’s methylation patterns can be attributed to genetic ancestry.

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Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms

By Ruth Williams | December 7, 2016

Increasing the expression of an RNA splicing factor mimics dietary restriction, prolonging life in nematodes. 

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Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules

By Ruth Williams | November 23, 2016

A clever twist on a super-resolution microscopy technique improves the temporal resolution of single-molecule tracking. 

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Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis

By Ruth Williams | October 19, 2016

Researchers discover that neutrophil extracellular traps help cancers spread, and design enzyme-loaded nanoparticles to destroy them.

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Molecular Machinists Win Nobel

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 5, 2016

Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.

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Circadian-Controlled Thirst

By Ruth Williams | September 28, 2016

Scientists determine how the brain’s central clock regulates drinking prior to sleep in rodents.

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Matching the immunological characteristics of donor retinal cells to those of the recipient can reduce the chance of rejection.

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Neonatal Gut Bacteria Might Promote Asthma

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 12, 2016

Byproducts of gut microbes in some 1-month–old babies trigger inflammation that is linked to later asthma development, researchers find.

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One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses

By Ruth Williams | August 31, 2016

Host and bacterial ligands that interact with the same cell-surface receptor induce different activities in human macrophages. 

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One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types

By Ruth Williams | August 26, 2016

Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.

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