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Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.

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Cultural Riches

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2015

Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.

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Going Viral

By Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | September 1, 2013

Bacteriophages shuttle genes between diverse ecosystems.

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Mind the Clock

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2013

Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.

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Networking Medicine

By Jef Akst | March 2, 2013

Although fully organized patient-run trials are still few and far between, patients are taking a more active role in clinical research.

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Ubiquitin Chains in Action

By Keith D. Wilkinson and David Fushman | July 1, 2012

Present in every tissue of the body, ubiquitin appears to be involved in a dizzying array of functions, from cell cycle and division to organelle and ribosome biogenesis, as well as the response to viral infection. The protein plays at least two role

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Ubiquitin basics

By Keith D. Wilkinson and David Fushman | July 1, 2012

Despite its discovery as a protein that seems to show up everywhere, at least in eukaryotic cells, researchers are only beginning to scratch the surface of all of the cellular functions involving ubiquitin. 

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Delivering New Genes

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2012

Gene therapies typically involve the introduction of genetic material into target cells to replace or supplement an existing, usually dysfunctional, gene. 

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Digging the Underground Life

By Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | June 1, 2012

A rare peek inside the subterranean home of the naked mole-rat

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Messing with HIV

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2012

Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy. 

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