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Questions Over C. elegans Life Span Factors

By Catherine Offord | June 1, 2016

A recent paper challenges earlier findings that germline factors expressed in normal body cells influence life span in C. elegans.

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In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2016

While the heart cells normally burn fatty acids, when things go wrong ketones become the preferred fuel source.

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Aneuploid Responses

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

A recent exchange of papers is divided over the evidence for compensatory gene expression among wild strains of aneuploid yeast.

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Animal Magnetism

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.

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Kissing Cousins

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

Researchers discover a completely novel mechanism of cell signaling involving soluble chemokines and their transmembrane equivalents.

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Cancer's Vanguard

By Catherine Offord | April 1, 2016

Exosomes are emerging as key players in metastasis.

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Cancerous Conduits

By Amanda B. Keener | April 1, 2016

Metastatic cancer cells use nanotubes to manipulate blood vessels.

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Tumor Traps

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2016

After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.

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Out in the Cold

By Karen Zusi | March 1, 2016

Serotonin’s long-debated role in sleep promotion is temperature-dependent.

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Sleep Circuit

By Karen Zusi | March 1, 2016

A web of cell types in one of the brain’s chief wake centers keeps animals up—but also puts them to sleep.

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