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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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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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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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Exit Strategy

By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.

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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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Finding Injury

By Hayley Dunning | September 1, 2012

The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.

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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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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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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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