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The Dark Side of Melanin

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 19, 2015

Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.

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Signs of Sleep Deprivation in the Blood

By Bob Grant | February 11, 2015

Circulating fats and acids drop in people and rats that aren’t getting enough sleep.

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Pushing the Limits

By Marissa Fessenden | February 1, 2015

A guide to the newest techniques for examining epigenetics in single cells

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Screening Goes In Silico

By Carina Storrs | February 1, 2015

Computational tools take some of the cost—and guesswork—out of drug discovery.

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Crystal Structure, Murky Function

By Ruth Williams | January 29, 2015

Scientists have determined the crystal structures of bacterial translocator proteins, but their functions remain unclear.

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Interferon Discoverer Dies

By Kerry Grens | January 26, 2015

Jean Lindemann, the virologist who helped figure out that interferons were responsible for anti-viral responses, has passed away at age 90.

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Human Proteome Mapped Again

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 22, 2015

Researchers complete another interactive protein atlas, boosting the number of publicly available maps of human protein expression levels.

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Zooming In

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2015

To improve the reach of optical microscopy, researchers are enlarging the biological features they wish to view.

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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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Eye on the Fly

By Sarah C.P. Williams | January 1, 2015

Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.

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