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Viruses on the Brain

By Beth Marie Mole | May 1, 2013

Viral infections of the central nervous system may trigger cytokines that induce seizures.


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Branching Out

By Dan Cossins | April 1, 2013

Satellites of the Golgi apparatus generate the microtubules used to grow outer dendrite branches in Drosophila neurons.


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Mighty Modifications

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Histone acetylation levels keep intracellular pH in check.


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Antibiotic Bouncer

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2013

Contrary to previous assumptions that macrolide antibiotics completely block the exit tunnel of ribosomes, new evidence shows that some peptides are allowed to pass.


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Crack Control

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

Nanoscale cracks in bone dissipate energy to protect against fracture, a process that appears to be regulated by the interaction of two proteins.


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Sleep Protection

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2013

Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.


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Feeding Time

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2013

The eating schedule—and not the amount of calories—can make the difference between an obese, diabetic, sick mouse and one with a healthy metabolism.


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Fellow Travelers

By Dan Cossins | February 1, 2013

Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.

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Stockpiling Histones

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2013

Histones stored on lipid droplets in fly embryos provide a backup supply when newly synthesized ones are lacking.


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Bacterial Sacrifice

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2013

Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.

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