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Bone Marrow Isn’t the Only Source of Platelets

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 1, 2017

Scientists have estimated that about half of murine platelet production occurs in the lungs.

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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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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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Fertility Treatment Fallout

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Mouse offspring conceived by in vitro fertilization are metabolically different from naturally conceived mice.

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Straighten Out

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2015

Forces from bidirectional growth plates mechanically realign broken bones in infant mice.

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Avoiding Salt

By Abby Olena | January 1, 2014

In a newly identified tropism, plant roots steer clear of salinity.

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Flexible Cells

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2013

When stretched, lung cells signal to each other by releasing ATP.

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Smurf-y Old Age

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.

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Growing Human Eggs

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

Germline stem cells discovered in human ovaries can be cultured into fresh eggs.

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An Eyeful of RNA

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

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