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Fanning the Flames

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.

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Not Immune to Fat

By Kate Yandell | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells

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Evolution of the Penis

By Kerry Grens | October 30, 2015

A phallus-less reptile goes through a developmental stage with external genitalia, suggesting a common origin for the organ among amniotes.

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Weak Support for Malaria Vaccine

By Kerry Grens | October 27, 2015

The World Health Organization recommends more pilot trials.

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B Cells Can Drive Inflammation in MS

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 21, 2015

Researchers identify a subset of proinflammatory cytokine-producing B cells that may spark multiple sclerosis-related inflammation.  

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Dogs Originated in Central Asia

By Karen Zusi | October 21, 2015

Man’s best friend was domesticated near Nepal and Mongolia at least 15,000 years ago, according to a genetic analysis.

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Two-Faced Proteins May Tackle HIV Reservoirs

By Amanda B. Keener | October 21, 2015

Researchers design antibody-like proteins to awaken and destroy HIV holdouts.

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Life Before 4 Billion Years Ago?

By Jef Akst | October 20, 2015

A new estimate of the origin of life on Earth pushes back the date by 300 million years.

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Mislabeled Genomes to be Fixed

By Kerry Grens | September 29, 2015

Conference elicits buzz about the National Center for Biotechnology Information’s efforts to clean up genome entries.         

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Polar Dino Discovered

By Bob Grant | September 28, 2015

Researchers working in Alaska, above the Arctic Circle, have unearthed the northernmost species of dinosaur ever found.

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