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Nibbled? No Problem

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 1, 2015

Making extra copies of their genomes allows some plants to better withstand damage.

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Nuclear Pore QA

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

A known membrane-remodeling complex earns a newly identified role as a quality-assurance director during the assembly of nuclear pores.

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Mitochondria Munchers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.

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Cone Cell Correctors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.

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Sexless Hook-Up

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.

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Beneficial Brew

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.

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Inactive Actin

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014

Clathrin-mediated endocytosis shuts down during mitosis in eukaryotic cells because all of the required actin is hoarded by the cytoskeleton.

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Elusive Receptor ID’d

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2014

Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.

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Going Long

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Researchers discover a tool to trigger an uncommon strategy cancer cells can use to lengthen their telomeres.

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Stem Cell Alter Egos

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Researchers show that cancer stem cells can exist in two distinct and interconvertible states.

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