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Long-Distance Call

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.

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The Energizer

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2014

György Hajnóczky uncovers the chemical and physical strategies by which mitochondria communicate and function within a cell.

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The Youngest Victims

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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Adult-to-Stem Cells

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 21, 2014

An international team has created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time.

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Vegetative States Probed with PET

By Bob Grant | April 17, 2014

Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.

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Origins of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Uncovered

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 15, 2014

Researchers construct a family tree of group A Streptococcus to trace the evolution of a “flesh-eating” strain.

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Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.

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Amoeba Eats Cells Alive

By Ed Yong | April 9, 2014

The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.

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The Right to Not Know

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 2, 2014

Patients should be able to decline learning about incidental genetic findings when undergoing whole-genome screens, according to new expert recommendations.

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Commander of an Immune Flotilla

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.

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