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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers gear up for efficacy trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Africa.


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Growing Human Guts in Mice

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.


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Spinoff Company to Develop Rare Disease Drugs

By Molly Sharlach | January 7, 2015

Maryland-based Vtesse will work with the US National Institutes of Health to advance treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C disease and other lysosomal storage disorders.

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New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 7, 2015

Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.  


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Stem Cell Divisions Help Explain Cancer Risk

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 1, 2015

An analysis of 31 tissues finds that random mutations acquired during stem cell divisions correlate with lifetime cancer risk.  


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Eye on the Fly

By Sarah C.P. Williams | January 1, 2015

Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.


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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | January 1, 2015

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?


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Micro Masterpiece

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2015

The artful science of Tom Deerinck, a micrographer who consistently places in Nikon’s Small World competition


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Rat Race

By Molly Sharlach | January 1, 2015

Neuroscientist Anthony Zador explains why he uses rats to understand auditory attention in the brain.


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Tangle Trigger

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

An enzyme that cleaves tau protein in acidic cellular conditions may trigger early events in Alzheimer’s disease.


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