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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

By Ruth Williams | June 23, 2016

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

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image: Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR

By Ruth Williams | June 9, 2016

Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.

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image: Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells

Generating Cardiac Precursor Cells

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2016

Researchers derive cardiac precursors to form cardiac muscle, endothelial, and smooth muscle cells in mice.

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image: The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch

The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2016

In failing hearts, cardiomyocytes change their fuel preference.

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image: In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism

In Failing Hearts, Cardiomyocytes Alter Metabolism

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2016

While the heart cells normally burn fatty acids, when things go wrong ketones become the preferred fuel source.

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image: Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

By Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016

Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.

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Embryo Watch

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2016

A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.

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image: Observing the Nuclear Pore

Observing the Nuclear Pore

By Tanya Lewis | May 2, 2016

Scientists visualize nuclear pore complexes for the first time, using high-speed atomic force microscopy.

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Fuchs on the Future

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics

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