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Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars

By Kerry Grens | September 23, 2011

Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.

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European and South African Scientists Share Resources

By Tia Ghose | September 23, 2011

A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By Edyta Zielinska | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned

By Bob Grant | September 21, 2011

Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.

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Plant RNAs Found in Mammals

By Cristina Luiggi | September 20, 2011

MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.

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Mammoth Blood in the ER?

By Rachel Nuwer | September 19, 2011

A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.

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Public Solves Protein Structure

By Jef Akst | September 18, 2011

Players of an online game that allows users to adjust how proteins are folded have solved a decade-long protein structure mystery.

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Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope

By Kerry Grens | September 16, 2011

Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By Rachel Nuwer | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Chinese Biosafety Concerns

By Edyta Zielinska | September 14, 2011

A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.

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