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Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.

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The History of Optogenetics Revised

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2016

Credit for the neuroscience technique has largely overlooked the researcher who first demonstrated the method.

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What Sensory Receptors Do Outside of Sense Organs

By Sandeep Ravindran | September 1, 2016

Odor, taste, and light receptors are present in many different parts of the body, and they have surprisingly diverse functions.

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One Receptor, Two Ligands, Different Responses

By Ruth Williams | August 31, 2016

Host and bacterial ligands that interact with the same cell-surface receptor induce different activities in human macrophages. 

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One Antigen Receptor Induces Two T cell Types

By Ruth Williams | August 26, 2016

Precursor T cells bearing the same antigen receptor adopt two different fates in mice.

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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

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Macrophages Respond to Liver Injury

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 1, 2016

In mice, immune cells from the body cavity surrounding organs arrive at the site of damage to chew up the nuclei of dead cells.

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Newly Discovered Emergency Responders to Liver Damage

By Ashley P. Taylor | August 1, 2016

Immune cells called macrophages from the peritoneal cavity of mice migrate to injured livers and aid in repair.

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Immune Cell–Stem Cell Cooperation

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

Understanding interactions between the immune system and stem cells could pave the way for successful stem cell–based regenerative therapies.

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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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