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Swearing Off Pain

By | January 1, 2018

Author Emma Byrne runs down the benefits of cursing, among them an enhanced ability to withstand pain.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By | January 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Why Swearing and Pain Go Hand in Hand

By | January 1, 2018

Screaming obscenities when you stub your toe makes perfect biological sense.

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Can Young Stem Cells Make Older People Stronger?

By | December 11, 2017

Small trials using younger donors and elderly recipients hint that mesenchymal stem cell transfers might reduce frailty. 

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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 

By | December 7, 2017

Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans. 

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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 

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Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain

By | December 1, 2017

In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.

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A single receptor on natural killer cells recognizes an amino acid sequence conserved across Zika, dengue, and related pathogens.

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Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step

By | December 1, 2017

Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.

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