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Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors

By Jef Akst | July 10, 2014

Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.

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Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die

By Ruth Williams | July 3, 2014

Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.

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Done with Immunosuppressants

By Jef Akst | July 3, 2014

Adult sickle-cell patients have safely stopped taking their immunosuppressant medication thanks to a new type of blood stem-cell transplant.

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Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 

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Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation

By Kate Yandell | June 22, 2014

ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.

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Interactome Analysis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 17, 2014

Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.

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Ancient Apoptosis

By Kate Yandell | June 9, 2014

Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.

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Beneficial Brew

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.

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Week in Review: May 26–30

By Tracy Vence | May 30, 2014

Human proteome cataloged; island-separated crickets evolved silence; molecule shows promise for combatting coronaviruses; study replication etiquette; another call for STAP retraction

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Spotlight on the Cytoskeleton

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 27, 2014

Technique allows researchers to see the inner workings of cellular scaffolding molecules actin and tubulin.

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