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2013’s Big Advances in Science

By Kerry Grens | December 24, 2013

A roundup of the stunning progress made in the life sciences this year

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Flu Vaccine-Narcolepsy Link Explained?

By Jef Akst | December 20, 2013

A new study sheds light on why those who received GlaxoSmithKline’s flu vaccine were at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder.

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How HIV Destroys Immune Cells

By Dan Cossins | December 19, 2013

During HIV infection, CD4 T cells in lymphoid tissues initiate a highly inflammatory form of cell death that helps cripple the immune system.  

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Retinal Cells Printed by Inkjet

By Kerry Grens | December 19, 2013

Scientists demonstrate how to print healthy rat retinal 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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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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