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Telomerase Overdrive

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 1, 2016

Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.

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Carry-On Luggage

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.

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Getting Back in Shape

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.

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Looking for Loners

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

A new algorithm opens doors for detecting rare cell types in mRNA sequencing.

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Adding Padding

By Karen Zusi | November 1, 2015

Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.

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Fanning the Flames

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.

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Fat Saps Muscle

By Tracy Vence | November 1, 2015

The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.

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Brain Freeze

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2015

A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.

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Negative Thinking

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Researchers uncover the first light-controlled negative-ion channels in algae, and they are fast.

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Sweet and Low

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 1, 2015

Glucose activates sleep-promoting neurons in the mouse hypothalamus.

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