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Observing the Nuclear Pore

By Tanya Lewis | May 2, 2016

Scientists visualize nuclear pore complexes for the first time, using high-speed atomic force microscopy.

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New Epigenetic Mark Confirmed in Mammals

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2016

Methylation on adenine bases is involved in the dampening of gene expression in mammalian cells, according to a study.

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Student Fights Harassment with Wikipedia

By Jef Akst | March 10, 2016

Every time Emily Temple-Wood receives an inappropriate email, she writes a Wikipedia entry about a woman scientist.

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Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity

By Jef Akst | March 2, 2016

Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.

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Week in Review: February 22–26

By Jef Akst | February 26, 2016

Questions about how E. coli evolves; spermatids in a dish; fighting bacteria with virus-like molecule; what drives metastasis; antibodies fight Ebola in monkeys

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Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2016

Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.

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AAUP Champion Dies

By Jef Akst | January 26, 2016

Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87. 

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How Multicellularity Arose

By Jef Akst | January 11, 2016

Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 

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Discoverer of G Proteins Dies

By Kerry Grens | December 29, 2015

Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.

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BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Jef Akst | November 30, 2015

The cancer-related protein BRCA1 is important for learning and memory in mice and is depleted in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study.

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