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How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2015

A type of bariatric surgery eliminates gut-to-brain signals that trigger sugar highs, a mouse study shows.  

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Genome Digest

By Karen Zusi | November 19, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Rethinking the Rise of Mammals

By Bobby Bascomb | November 16, 2015

Mammals diversified 30 million years later than previously estimated, according to a new analysis of an ancient fossil.


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Blood-Gut Barrier

By Ruth Williams | November 12, 2015

Scientists identify a barrier in mice between the intestine and its blood supply, and suggest how Salmonella sneaks through it.


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Toward Protecting Participants’ Privacy

By Ruth Williams | October 29, 2015

Genomic data shared via the Beacon Project are vulnerable to privacy breaches, scientists show.

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Infection Assistants

By Ruth Williams | October 22, 2015

Parasite-derived exosomes boost Leishmania infection in mice. 


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Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria

By Ruth Williams | September 30, 2015

Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.


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Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 16, 2015

In a small study, researchers find a link between an individual’s skin microbiome and the ability to clear a bacterial infection. 

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New Homo Species Found

By Bobby Bascomb | September 10, 2015

Researchers describe H. naledi, an ancient human ancestor of unknown age that may have buried its dead.


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Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2015

A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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