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Straighten Out

By Kate Yandell | January 1, 2015

Forces from bidirectional growth plates mechanically realign broken bones in infant mice.

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Tangle Trigger

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

An enzyme that cleaves tau protein in acidic cellular conditions may trigger early events in Alzheimer’s disease.

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Journalists to Catalog Retractions

By Kerry Grens | December 16, 2014

Staff of the blog Retraction Watch will create a database of papers retracted from the scientific literature.

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Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One

By John Archibald | December 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.

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Cadherin Connection

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | December 1, 2014

A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—Drosophila cells.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2014

Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable

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Nuclear Pore QA

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

A known membrane-remodeling complex earns a newly identified role as a quality-assurance director during the assembly of nuclear pores.

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Polymerase Pieces

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2014

Researchers discover a new subunit of a bacterial RNA polymerase—as well as hints of its potential role in defending against viruses.

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Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors

By Kerry Grens | November 17, 2014

Improved methods to grow patients’ tumor cells in a dish offer opportunities to find durable therapies.

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The End of Science Sexism?

By Jef Akst | November 5, 2014

A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.

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