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The Worm Crew

By | February 1, 2011

Meet the people behind studies that use nematodes to treat inflammatory diseases. 

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Face to Face with the Emotional Brain

By | February 1, 2011

Amygdala responses to the facial signals of others predict both normal and abnormal emotional states. An understanding of the brain chemistry underlying these responses will lead to new strategies for treating and predicting psychopathology.

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Parasites Unite!

By | February 1, 2011

Gabriele Sorci discusses how invaders can band together to more effectively infect hosts.

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Death or Damage of Dopamine Neurons

By | February 1, 2011

The hallmark pathology of Parkinson’s disease is the damage and death of dopamine producing neurons in the brain. 

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The Genes of Parkinson’s Disease

By | February 1, 2011

The minority of Parkinson’s cases now known to have genetic origins are shedding light on the cellular mechanisms of all the rest, bringing researchers closer to a cause—and perhaps a cure.

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Down but Not Out

By | February 1, 2011

Cells on standby are surprisingly busy.

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Puzzle Me This

By | February 1, 2011

What substance is supposed to have no effect but can make people feel better, has no chance for a big monetary payoff but is worth billions, and is used in virtually every rigorous clinical trial but has no single, universal formulation? 

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Synthetic Spirits

By | January 1, 2011

Can we use science to reduce the harms of alcohol?

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Mining Bacterial Small Molecules

By | January 1, 2011

As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.

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Basophil Roles

By | January 1, 2011

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