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John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies

By Kerry Grens | March 12, 2018

The biologist earned a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on C. elegans.

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Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder

By The Scientist Staff | August 16, 2017

M proteins from Streptococcus bacteria selectively kill mouse macrophages and human macrophage-like cells by prompting cell death.

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Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis

By Kerry Grens | April 7, 2016

The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains. 

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Mitochondria Exchange

By Amanda B. Keener | August 26, 2015

A decade of research on intercellular mitochondrial transfer has answered some long-standing questions and raised new ones.

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Book Excerpt from p53

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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Setbacks and Great Leaps

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.

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Toggling Between Life and Death

By Ashley P. Taylor | April 1, 2015

In estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer, the transcription factor IRF1 tips the balance between cellular suicide and survival through autophagy.

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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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Week in Review: June 9–13

By Tracy Vence | June 13, 2014

Ancient apoptotic pathway connects humans to coral; lab-grown, light-sensing retinal tissue; tracking cancer with synthetic phospholipids; diving deep into the lung microbiome

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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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