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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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Gregory Sonnenberg: Cellular Spy

By Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013

Research Associate, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Age: 27

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Suited to a T

By Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2013

Sorting out T-cell functional and phenotypic heterogeneity depends on studying single cells.

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Viruses on the Brain

By Beth Marie Mole | May 1, 2013

Viral infections of the central nervous system may trigger cytokines that induce seizures.

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Why So Soon?

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2013

Researchers are using modern experimental tools to probe the mysterious molecular pathways that lead to premature labor and birth.

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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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