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Undiagnosed Diseases Overwhelm NIH

By Tia Ghose | July 5, 2011

An NIH program to identify mystery diseases has stopped accepting applications after being flooded with cases.

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New Target for Myelin Repair

By Tia Ghose | July 4, 2011

Researchers identify a receptor that causes the degeneration of myelin coating around nerve cells, pointing to a potential new therapy for multiple sclerosis patients.

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How Stress is Inherited

By Tia Ghose | July 1, 2011

Under stressful conditions, a transcription factor in flies turns on genes by releasing its hold on tightly wound DNA, a new study suggests.

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Repainting Ancient Birds

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2011

Using synchrotron rapid scanning X-ray fluorescence to map the distribution of trace metals in avian fossils over 120 million-year-old, researchers reconstruct the pigment patterns of their feathers—revealing some of the extinct birds' long-lost colors.

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Exosome Explosion

By Clotilde Théry | July 1, 2011

These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.

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Americans Support Stem Cell Research

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.

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C-ing with the Lights Out

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.

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Exosome Basics

By Clotilde Théry | July 1, 2011

Exosomes are small membrane vesicles secreted by most cell types. Internal vesicles form by the inward budding of cellular compartments known as multivesicular endosomes (MVE). 

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The Ninefold Ring

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Structural Biology

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Thymus Finder

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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