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How to Build a Better Flu Shot

By Ashley Yeager | January 29, 2018

In the midst of a brutal influenza season, researchers are working toward a single vaccine that could ward off multiple strains of the virus.

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“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism

By Jessica Wright | January 29, 2018

After years of obscurity, strains of mice with mutations in particular genes are thrust to the fore of autism research.

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Researchers use the technique to turn on Oct4 or Sox2 in mouse embryonic fibroblasts and convert them into pluripotent cells. 

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The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.

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The elimination of these glia in the mouse brain ameliorated the development of Parkinsonian neuropathologies induced by the pesticide toxin paraquat.  

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Flu Forecasters Predict This Year’s Season to Peak Early

By Christina Reed | January 23, 2018

Influenza cases normally top out in February. This year brought an early start and an early peak, but how long flu season will remain is uncertain. 

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Do Human Pheromones Exist?

By Diana Kwon | January 23, 2018

Despite the prevalence of pheromone products on the market, substantial evidence that they can induce sexual attraction is lacking.

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Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.

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How Gaining and Losing Weight Affects the Body

By Abby Olena | January 17, 2018

Millions of measurements from 23 people who consumed extra calories every day for a month reveal changes in proteins, metabolites, and gut microbiota that accompany shifts in body mass.

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Learning Opens the Genome

By Ruth Williams | January 17, 2018

Researchers map learning-induced chromatin alterations in mouse brain cells, and find that many affect autism-associated genes.

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