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Two-Faced RNAs

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2015

The same microRNAs can have opposing roles in cancer.

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Slip Me Some Skin

By Molly Sharlach | March 1, 2015

Scientists tracing the history of livestock breeding probe parchment documents for genetic information.

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Centennial Shigella

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2015

A strain of the dysentery-causing bacterium isolated in 1915 tells the story of a young soldier who died of the disease in the early days of World War I.

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A New Breed

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

Genomics and advanced reproductive technologies have turned cattle breeding into a whole new animal.

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Brain Massage

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2014

Researchers may be able to improve memory by discharging magnetic pulses on the skull to alter the neural activity at and beneath the brain’s surface.

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Uncommonly Rare

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2014

How one of the rarest neurodegenerative diseases could lend insight into ubiquitous neuroprotective processes

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One Fish, Two Fish

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2014

Despite a lack of vision, a blind cavefish can count. Sort of.

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Filling In the Notes

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2014

Why the brain produces musical hallucinations

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The Crowd Takes On the Computer

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014

Gangs of nonexperts are outperforming science’s best efforts at automating biological problem solving.

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The Youngest Victims

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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