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Closing the Gap

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2012

A new assay shows that cells use lamellipodia as their primary mechanism to seal up holes in epithelial tissue.

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Drug Allergy in the Pocket

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2012

An HIV drug can bind to and alter the function of an immune molecule, causing a dangerous reaction in patients with a particular allele.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

By Edyta Zielinska | September 1, 2012

Sleep-wake cycles affect how well our bodies fight disease.

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Lymphatic Lines

By Edyta Zielinska | August 1, 2012

Lymphatic vessels grow towards two chemokines, revealing signals that could be important in cancer metastasis.

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Munching Macrophages

By Sabrina Richards | July 1, 2012

Making macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques digest spent organelles instead of dying may help keep plaques stable.

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Grading on the Curve

By Edyta Zielinska | June 1, 2012

Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.

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Tumor Turnabout

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012

A cytokine involved in suppressing the immune system may actually activate it to kill cancer cells.

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A Malignant Alliance

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2012

Two proteins interact to save adhesion molecules from degradation, potentially contributing to a more aggressive cancer.

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Biota Babble

By Edyta Zielinska | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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Promoting Death

By Edyta Zielinska | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in biochemistry

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