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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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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2016

In failing hearts, cardiomyocytes change their fuel preference.

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Instant Messaging

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

An alternative route to sparking cell signals involves hook-ups between transmembrane and soluble ligands.

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Metabolic Reprogramming

By Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | April 1, 2016

How cancer cells fuel their rapid growth

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Under Pressure

By Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | April 1, 2016

The causes and consequences of physical forces in the tumor microenvironment

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Characterizing Sleep

By James M. Krueger and Sandip Roy | March 1, 2016

Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.

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Plant Immunity

By Amanda B. Keener | February 1, 2016

How plants fight off pathogens

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A Complex Disorder

By Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, and Laura W. Bowers | November 1, 2015

Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.  

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Fat Factors

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2015

A mouse's exposure to certain environmental chemicals can lead the animal—and its offspring and grandoffspring—to be overweight.

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