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Circulating Tumor Cells Traverse Tiny Vasculature

By Tanya Lewis | April 18, 2016

Clusters of tumor-derived cells can pass through narrow channels that mimic human capillaries, scientists show in vitro and in zebrafish.

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Antioxidants Again Linked to Cancer’s Spread

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 13, 2016

Certain diabetes drugs with antioxidant properties promote metastasis in mice with existing tumors, researchers report.

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Psychedelic Neuroimaging

By Ruth Williams | April 13, 2016

“Ego dissolution,” and other things that happen to the human brain on LSD

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Zooming In on an Antidepressant Target

By Ruth Williams | April 6, 2016

Structural studies reveal how SSRI drugs bind to the human serotonin transporter.

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MYC Helps Cancer Hide

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 10, 2016

The transcriptional regulator dampens the immune system’s ability to elicit an antitumor response, a study shows.

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Antibiotic Assistants

By Ruth Williams | March 9, 2016

Scientists discover compounds that restore antibiotic efficacy against drug-resistant superbugs.  

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Zika Infects Neural Progenitors

By Ruth Williams | March 4, 2016

Scientists provide a potential biological link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.

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Can Talc Cause Cancer?

By Kerry Grens | March 2, 2016

A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.

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Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2016

Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.

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Neanderthals’ Genetic Legacy

By Ruth Williams | February 11, 2016

Ancient DNA in the genomes of modern humans influences a range of physiological traits.

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