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Cell-Based Computing Goes Analog

By Sabrina Richards | May 20, 2013

Synthetic biologists are looking to analog, not digital, circuits to create cell-based calculators that can add, divide, and even perform algorithms.

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Clock Genes Linked to Depression

By Edyta Zielinska | May 15, 2013

Patients with major depressive disorder appear to have malfunctioning circadian rhythms, which could lead researchers to new avenues for treatment.

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Week in Review: May 6 – 10

By Jef Akst | May 10, 2013

Telomeres and disease; Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes may fight malaria; bat tongue mops nectar; newly sequenced genomes

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Anti-Malarial Mosquitoes?

By Ruth Williams | May 9, 2013

Artificially induced bacterial infections in mosquitoes could reduce the spread of malaria-causing parasites.

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Fat Hormone Controls Diabetes

By Edyta Zielinska | May 8, 2013

A small protein produced by fat cells appears to regulate blood sugar levels, potentially revealing a new way to treat diabetes.

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Easy Jump for H5N1 from Bird to Mammal

By Ruth Williams | May 2, 2013

Hybrid viruses derived from an H5N1 bird flu strain can infect guinea pigs through the air.

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BRET Meets FRET

By Ruth Williams | May 1, 2013

Scientists create biocompatible, self-luminescing nanoparticles for in vivo imaging.

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Virus Latency Causes Cattle Disease?

By Sabrina Richards | April 29, 2013

Researchers identify a herpesvirus gene persisting in the cells of calves suffering from malignant catarrhal disease.

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Tumors Fall to Radioactive Bacteria

By Sabrina Richards | April 22, 2013

Researchers use bacteria to deliver radiation to shrink pancreatic tumors in mice.

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“Breathprints” Could Diagnose Disease

By Dan Cossins | April 5, 2013

Researchers can identify individuals by the unique chemical signatures in their breath, suggesting that exhalations could be used for metabolomic tests.

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