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A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel

By Katarina Zimmer | February 1, 2018

The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.

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Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2018

To maintain an energy-saving growth strategy in the absence of light, seedlings need signals generated by pectin in their cell walls.

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War Dance of the Honeybee

By Karl Gruber | February 1, 2018

One species has developed a novel waggle to warn about invading wasps.

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Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

Researchers map brain activity associated with a person’s anticipation of or direct confrontation with danger.

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After an initial wounding, genes needed for repair remain ready for action.

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Researchers uncover a family of compounds that may be involved in pain transmission.

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A single receptor on natural killer cells recognizes an amino acid sequence conserved across Zika, dengue, and related pathogens.

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Researchers Identify Obesity-Diabetes Link

By Catherine Offord | December 1, 2017

Exosomes produced by macrophages in fatty tissue influence insulin sensitivity in distant cell types, a study finds.

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When peripheral nerves are severed, Schwann cells at the injury site begin to proliferate and exhibit stem cell-like gene expression patterns.

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Neural Reward System Activity Varies Throughout the Day

By Catherine Offord | November 1, 2017

The human brain is more responsive to rewards received in the morning or evening than in the afternoon, researchers find.

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