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Image of the Day: Fragile Brain

By | October 3, 2017

In Fragile X syndrome—a genetic mishap that results in cognitive delays—the lack of a translation-repressing protein leads to the rampant accumulation of other proteins in the mouse brain.

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image: Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body

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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image: Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers

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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image: Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate

Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate

By | September 27, 2017

Adding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.

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image: CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

By | September 20, 2017

OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.

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Publishers’ Legal Action Advances Against Sci-Hub

By | September 19, 2017

The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

By | September 5, 2017

The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.

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Nature Plants explains how it handled a manuscript coauthored by Patrice Dunoyer, a biologist with multiple retractions to his name.

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image: Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List

Opinion: We Need a Replacement for Beall’s List

By , , , , and | August 15, 2017

Although the popular blacklist of predatory publishers is gone, the suspect journals they produce are not. 

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