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Smooth Move

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 1, 2016

In the mouse lung, hardening of a blood vessel can result from just a single progenitor cell forming new smooth muscle.

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Telomerase Overdrive

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 1, 2016

Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.

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Carry-On Luggage

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2015

Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.

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Getting Back in Shape

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.

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Adding Padding

By Karen Zusi | November 1, 2015

Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.

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Fanning the Flames

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.

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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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Brain Freeze

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2015

A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.

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Hearing Discrepancy Probed

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.

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Inner Ear Undertakers

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.

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