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Cabling the eye

By | September 26, 2002

A novel protein provides positional information to temporal axons in the retina.

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Caspase-8 mutations cause autoimmunity

By | September 26, 2002

Studies of human immunodeficiency patients link caspase-8 to homeostatic regulation of the immune system.

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Defensins inhibit HIV-1 replication

By | September 26, 2002

-defensins account for the anti-HIV-1 activity of CD8 T lymphocytes.

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How different are we from chimps?

By | September 26, 2002

A new comparison of chimpanzee and human genomes suggests the divergence may be as much as five percent.

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Mixed reactions to French budget cut

By | September 26, 2002

French science has taken a hit but many are not sure whether to be mad or glad.

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Testing times ahead

By | September 26, 2002

Talk of the $1000 genome comes as UK's Human Genetics Commission consults on gene testing

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California endorses stem cell research

By | September 25, 2002

New state law expected to lure researchers and business.

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Cytokine may protect against Salmonella

By | September 25, 2002

Macrophage migration inhibitory factor is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that acts at the interface between the immune system and the hypothalamus –pituitary–adrenal stress axis, but its complete role in infectious diseases remains unclear. In September 23 Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, Heidrun Koebernick and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, Berlin, Germany, show that MIF plays a pivotal role in immunity against Salmonella typhimurium (PN

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Gene bank opens for business

By | September 25, 2002

Wisconsin project will gather data for linkage studies.

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New bone marrow from hair

By | September 25, 2002

Hair follicle dermal cells can repopulate the mouse haematopoietic system.

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