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Stem Cells Phone Home

By Jef Akst | February 26, 2015

A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.

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Fighting Allergy with Allergen

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2015

Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.

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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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Long-Lived Immunotherapy Stem Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 4, 2015

Genetically modified T memory stem cells persist in patients for more than 10 years, and can differentiate into a variety of T cell types.

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B Cell Bosses

By Kate Yandell | February 1, 2015

Gut bacteria in mice spur regulatory B cells to differentiate and release an anti-inflammatory cytokine.

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Stubbornly Persistent

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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Thanks for the Memories

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2015

B and T cells may be the memory masters of the immune system, but research reveals that other cells can be primed by pathogens, too.

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Viral Virtuosos

By Christopher S. Sullivan | February 1, 2015

New understanding of noncoding RNAs may solve a long-standing puzzle about how viruses orchestrate lifelong infections.  

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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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