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image: Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

Infographic: Polymerase Pausing Halts Transcription

By | October 1, 2017

Using a drug to freeze RNA polymerase II on Drosophila DNA, researchers found that transcription could not continue.

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Infographic: Writing with DNA

By | October 1, 2017

Researchers devise numerous strategies to encode information into nucleic acids.

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Brain Bugs

By | September 1, 2017

Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.

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City Bees

By | September 1, 2017

See the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.

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Living Fabric

By | September 1, 2017

See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.

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Man Meets Machine

By | September 1, 2017

Alena Grabowski, a University of Colorado Boulder researcher, discusses her motivations for studying the interface between biology and mechanics in prosthetic devices.

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Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.

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image: Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics

Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics

By | September 1, 2017

Understanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.

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image: Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA

Infographic: The Various Forms of Methylated DNA

By | September 1, 2017

To expand the basic nucleotide alphabet, many species modify their DNA with epigenetic marks.

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The new technique helped pig tibias heal in just eight weeks.

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