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Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth

By Kerry Grens | December 17, 2013

A microtubule-severing enzyme curbs the regeneration of damaged nerve cells.

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NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

With support from the National Football League, the federal agency selects eight projects to receive $14 million in funding for the study of traumatic brain injury.

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Dogs, Dust Microbes, and Allergies

By Ed Yong | December 16, 2013

Dust-borne bacteria from houses with dogs can prevent allergies in mice by changing their gut microbes.

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Cancer and Immune Cells Merge

By Kate Yandell | December 16, 2013

Mouse colon cancer cells can fuse with macrophages, leading to changes in tumor growth.

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Inside Information

By Abby Olena | December 16, 2013

Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.

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Fighting Flu

By Abby Olena | December 15, 2013

Researchers link host glucose metabolism with severity of influenza infection.

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TB Vaccine Protects Against MS

By Jef Akst | December 10, 2013

A vaccine developed to ward off tuberculosis may help prevent symptoms of multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

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HIV Returns in Patients Thought Cured

By Abby Olena | December 10, 2013

The virus is back in two patients in Boston who received bone-marrow transplants and did not have detectable levels of virus for months.

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Fixing Protein Folding

By Abby Olena | December 9, 2013

A small molecule that stabilizes a misfolded receptor can treat symptoms of a genetic mutation in mice, researchers show.

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Gut Microbes and Autism

By Jef Akst | December 9, 2013

Dosing mice modeling autism with a human gut bacterium reversed some disorder-associated behaviors in the animals.

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