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image: Infographic: The Nuclear Pore Complex

Infographic: The Nuclear Pore Complex

By Daniel H. Lin and André Hoelz | December 1, 2016

Researchers continue to unveil the structure and function of the gateway to the nucleus.

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image: Another Neural Circuit that Controls Breathing Found

Another Neural Circuit that Controls Breathing Found

By Catherine Offord | November 1, 2016

This third excitatory network helps to regulate postinspiration.

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image: Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend

Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2016

Barcodes of mRNA travel to the cells' axon terminals, offering a sequencing-based approach to neural mapping.

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image: Immunity in the Brain

Immunity in the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.

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image: The Human Virome

The Human Virome

By Eric Delwart | November 1, 2016

Diverse viruses can be found commingling with human and bacteria cells in and on people’s bodies. Scientists are just beginning to understand how these viruses help and when they can turn pathogenic.

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image: Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

By Karen Zusi | October 1, 2016

Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.

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image: Lateral Gene Transfer in <em>Drosophila</em>

Lateral Gene Transfer in Drosophila

By Kelly Robinson and Julie Dunning Hotopp | October 1, 2016

DNA transfer is a regular event among bacteria, and research over the past decade has shown that microbes can also shuttle their genetic material to multicellular hosts.

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image: Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2016

Newly developed techniques from four different groups rely on the same basic steps to track translation in live cells.

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image: A Panoply of Animal Senses

A Panoply of Animal Senses

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2016

Animals have receptors for feeling gravity, fluid flow, heat, and electric and magnetic fields.

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image: Odor, Taste, and Light Receptors in Unusual Locations

Odor, Taste, and Light Receptors in Unusual Locations

By Sandeep Ravindran | September 1, 2016

From the gut and airways to the blood, muscle, and skin, diverse sensory receptors are doing unconventional things.

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