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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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A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity

By Ruth Williams | December 5, 2013

Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.

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Reliable Flu Forecaster

By Jef Akst | December 5, 2013

A model that tracked last winter’s flu season could accurately predict peak outbreaks across the United States.

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Opinion: Of Mice and Men

By K. John Morrow Jr. | December 3, 2013

Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.

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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.

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Next Generation: Bactericidal Surface

By Jef Akst | November 26, 2013

A synthetic material covered in nano-spikes resembling those found on insect wings is an effective killer of diverse microbes.

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H5N1 Vaccine Approved

By Jef Akst | November 25, 2013

The US Food and Drug Administration OKs a vaccine against the virus that last year had the scientific community debating the regulation of deadly pathogen research.

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Suppressing Drug-Seeking Behaviors

By Abby Olena | November 24, 2013

Augmenting the action of a glutamate receptor in the brains of addicted rats helps prevent them from seeking cocaine during withdrawal, a study shows.

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Antifungal Permits Flu?

By Jef Akst | November 21, 2013

A common fungus-fighting drug increases the susceptibility of mice to influenza infections.

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