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How We Age

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2015

From DNA damage to cellular miscommunication, aging is a mysterious and multifarious process.

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Nourishing the Aging Brain

By Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | March 1, 2015

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.

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Stem Cells Phone Home

By Jef Akst | February 26, 2015

A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.

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Stemming Genetic Changes in Cultured Cells

By Ashley P. Taylor | February 25, 2015

Researchers report an association between culture conditions and genetic changes in stem cells over time.

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Fighting Allergy with Allergen

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2015

Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.

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Rapid Ebola Test Approved

By Jef Akst | February 24, 2015

The World Health Organization OKs the first 15-minute Ebola diagnostic test.

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The Dark Side of Melanin

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 19, 2015

Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.

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Blocking HIV

By Jef Akst | February 19, 2015

A synthetic antibody prevents infection in four monkeys injected with heavy doses of the virus.

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Exploring the Epigenome

By Jenny Rood | February 18, 2015

A National Institutes of Health-funded consortium publishes 111 reference maps of DNA and histone marks.

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Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2015

Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.

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