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Cellular Engineering in Context

By Ahmad S. Khalil, Caleb J. Bashor, and Timothy K. Lu | August 1, 2013

Designing circuits in living cells is messy business.

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The Science of Acupuncture

By Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013

Research is uncovering connective tissue's role in the benefits of the ancient practice.

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All In Proportion

By Savraj S. Grewal | March 2, 2013

Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.

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Insulin's Role in Body and Brain

By Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin, Danielle S. Cha, and Roger S. McIntyre | December 6, 2012

Insulin, long recognized as a primary regulator of blood glucose, is now also understood to play key roles in neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and neurotrophism.

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The Epigenetic Lnc

By Kevin V. Morris | October 1, 2012

Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa

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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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How Drugs Interact with a Baby’s Parts

By Edyta Zielinska | March 1, 2012

A lot changes in a child’s body over the course of development, and not all changes occur linearly: gene expression can fluctuate, and organs can perform different functions on the way to their final purpose in the body. Here are some of the key deve

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How the Pediatric Laws Work

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2012

The Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA) of 2003 requires that companies developing new drugs that could be used to treat a condition in children perform clinical trials in kids before winning FDA approval. 

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Calcium and the Pancreas

By Ole H. Petersen, Oleg V. Gerasimenko, and Julia V. Gerasimenko | February 1, 2012

Normal pancreatic function depends on the precise flow of calcium within and into the acinar cells of the organ. 

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