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Hearts on Trial

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.


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From Many, One

By Elena E. Giorgi | April 1, 2015

Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?


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My Mighty Mouse

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2015

Personal drug regimens based on xenograft mice harboring a single patient’s tumor still need to prove their true utility in medicine.

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Resisting Cancer

By George Klein | April 1, 2015

If one out of three people develops cancer, that means two others don’t. Understanding why could lead to insights relevant to prevention and treatment.


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How We Age

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.


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Nourishing the Aging Brain

By Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | March 1, 2015

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.


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Wrangling Retrotransposons

By Michael Van Meter, Andrei Seluanov, and Vera Gorbunova | March 1, 2015

These mobile genetic elements can wreak havoc on the genome. Researchers are now trying to understand how such activity contributes to the aging process.


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Thanks for the Memories

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2015

B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.

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The Energy of Life

By Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | February 1, 2015

Extremophiles should not be viewed through an anthropocentric lens; what’s extreme for us may be a perfectly comfortable environment for a microbe.


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Viral Virtuosos

By Christopher S. Sullivan | February 1, 2015

New understanding of noncoding RNAs may solve a long-standing puzzle about how viruses orchestrate lifelong infections.  


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