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A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain

By Aggie Mika | August 8, 2017

In mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease. 

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The Cancer Genes Needed for Immunotherapy Response

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 7, 2017

Using a large CRISPR-based screen, researchers find possible genetic culprits for patients not having success with immune checkpoint inhibitors.  

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Chemogenetics Doesn’t Work Like Many Thought

By Kerry Grens | August 4, 2017

A study finds the so-called DREADD method of manipulating neurons using a drug called CNO actually works via clozapine.

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Two freely available databases include data on hundreds of human cancer cell lines. 

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Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness

By Shawna Williams | July 26, 2017

The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.

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image: Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 26, 2017

Once implanted into animals’ brains, neural stem cells that secrete microRNA-containing vesicles seem to contribute to an anti-aging effect.

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Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma

By Timothy Caulfield | July 25, 2017

Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position? 

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Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 13, 2017

Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly. 

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image: Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells

Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells

By Ashley Yeager | July 3, 2017

Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.

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Opinion: Hidden Environmental Cost in Green Solutions

By Meredith Richardson and Praveen Kumar | June 30, 2017

The inclusion of soil nutrient fluxes is critical for more-accurately assessing the societal value of ethanol biofuel vs. corn feed.

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