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The 38-year-old synthetic biologist comes from a long line of tinkerers and engineers.

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Live Cell Extractions

By | October 1, 2017

Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.

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Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain

By | October 1, 2017

Researchers find that about a quarter of the immune cells are replaced every year.

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Pauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression.

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Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body

By | October 1, 2017

In addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.

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Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers

By | October 1, 2017

From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.

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Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud

By | September 30, 2017

Virginia Tech’s Yiheng Percival Zhang was arrested for misusing grant funds from the federal government.

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Parkinson’s Researcher Notches 17 Retracted Papers

By | September 13, 2017

Scientific misconduct motivated Yoshihiro Sato’s three additional retractions last month; his institution doesn’t respond. 

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Retractions Damage Scientists’ Reputations: Study

By | September 8, 2017

Authors of rescinded papers see a 10 percent to 20 percent decline in citation rates for their other publications. 

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Motor Man

By | September 1, 2017

Ron Vale has spent a career studying how molecular motors transport cargo within cells. He’s also developed tools to help scientists communicate their findings.

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