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Synthetic Biology Comes into Its Own

By Richard A. Muscat | June 1, 2016

Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.


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Toward Targeted Therapies for Autoimmune Disorders

By Lawrence Steinman | June 1, 2016

Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.

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A Scrambled Mess

By Karen Schindler | May 1, 2016

Why do so many human eggs have the wrong number of chromosomes?


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Nanoscale Defenses

By Edward D. Marks and Steven Smith | May 1, 2016

Coating hospital surfaces, surgical equipment, patient implants, and water-delivery systems with nanoscale patterns and particles could curb the rise of hospital-acquired infections.


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The Zombie Literature

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2016

Retractions are on the rise. But reams of flawed research papers persist in the scientific literature. Is it time to change the way papers are published?


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A Different Way of Doing Things

By Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | April 1, 2016

Cancer cells exhibit altered metabolic processes that may serve as promising targets for new therapies.


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Microbes Meet Cancer

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

Understanding cancer’s relationship with the human microbiome could transform immune-modulating therapies.


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The Forces of Cancer

By Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | April 1, 2016

A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.


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Go To Bed!

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2016

The immediate consequences of losing out on sleep may be harbingers of long-term repercussions.


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Sleep’s Kernel

By James M. Krueger and Sandip Roy | March 1, 2016

Surprisingly small sections of brain, and even neuronal and glial networks in a dish, display many electrical indicators of sleep.

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