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Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers

By | October 1, 2017

From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.

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Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate

By | September 27, 2017

Adding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.

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CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

By | September 20, 2017

OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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Pregnant and lactating women are particularly vulnerable to the disease.

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International agencies responded quickly to the crisis, but some public health officials say the world may not be ready for a bigger outbreak.

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Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.

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WHO Elects New Leader

By | May 24, 2017

Breaking norms, the World Health Organization chooses Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a non-MD from Africa, as its new director-general.  

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The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.

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Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.

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