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The Bright Side of Prions

By Randal Halfmann | January 1, 2014

Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.  

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One Man's Trash...

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2013

Scientists who dared to waste their time looking at the midbody, a remnant of cell division, have catapulted the organelle to new prominence.

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Taking Shape

By Wallace F. Marshall | December 1, 2013

The causes of a cell’s three-dimensional structure remain a fundamental mystery of cell biology.

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Top 10 Innovations 2013

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2013

The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.

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The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Out of Sync

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies

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Going Viral

By Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | September 1, 2013

From therapeutics to gene transfer, bacteriophages offer a sustainable and powerful method of controlling microbes.

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Engineering Life

By Ahmad S. Khalil, Caleb J. Bashor, and Timothy K. Lu | August 1, 2013

Cellular “tinkering” is critical for establishing a new engineering discipline that will lead to the next generation of technologies based on life’s building blocks.

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Color from Structure

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.

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Fat's Immune Sentinels

By Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | December 1, 2012

Certain immune cells keep adipose tissue in check by helping to define normal and abnormal physiological states.

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