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Oxytocin for Autism?

By Ruth Williams | January 21, 2015

Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.

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Inflammation Overdrive

By Ruth Williams | January 15, 2015

Experimental vaccines that specifically boost T helper cells lead to immunopathology and death in mice.

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23andMe Partners with Pfizer

By Jef Akst | January 13, 2015

The personal genomics company strikes yet another deal to glean biomedically relevant information from its user data.

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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers gear up for efficacy trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Africa.

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Growing Human Guts in Mice

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.

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Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed

By Jef Akst | January 9, 2015

Researchers reveal clues regarding how an ancient mitochondrial enzyme helps maintain healthy cells across the tree of life.

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Spinoff Company to Develop Rare Disease Drugs

By Molly Sharlach | January 7, 2015

Maryland-based Vtesse will work with the US National Institutes of Health to advance treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C disease and other lysosomal storage disorders.

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New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 7, 2015

Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.  

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Fat to the Rescue

By Jenny Rood | January 5, 2015

Adipocytes under the skin help fight infections by producing an antimicrobial agent.

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A Movable Defense

By Eugene V. Koonin and Mart Krupovic | January 1, 2015

In the evolutionary arms race between pathogens and hosts, genetic elements known as transposons are regularly recruited as assault weapons for cellular defense.

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