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In the presence of cytosolic DNA, cancer cells activate antiviral pathways that disguise them as immune cells.

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Contributors

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2018 issue of The Scientist.

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Of Mice and Metastasis

By Amanda B. Keener | April 1, 2018

Tools for studying how cancer spreads

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Errors in segregation during cell division can lead to inflammation in daughter cells.

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Infographic: Structure of the Perineuronal Net

By Daniela Carulli | April 1, 2018

See the web of proteins that make up these neuronal wrappings.

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Macrophages Play a Double Role in Cancer

By Amanda B. Keener | April 1, 2018

Macrophages play numerous roles within tumors, leaving cancer researchers with a choice: eliminate the cells or recruit them.

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The neuronal coverings that mediate synaptic changes are involved in everything from memory to psychiatric disorders, affecting autism, Alzheimer’s, and addiction.

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Is the Interstitium Really a New Organ?

By Abby Olena | March 28, 2018

A study confirms that the spaces between cells are fluid-filled, rather than tightly packed with connective tissue, but pathologists say the findings’ implications remain to be seen.

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The findings suggest that faster synthesis, rather than decreased clearance, causes the protein to build up in neurons.

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The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.

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