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Toxin Wipes Out Persistent HIV

By Kerry Grens | January 10, 2014

An antibody-toxin combo kills residual HIV hiding out in the organs of mice.

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Settlement Signal

By Abby Olena | January 9, 2014

A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.

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Common Lab Mice Differ

By Jef Akst | January 8, 2014

Related substrains of the Black 6 lab mouse carry key genetic polymorphisms, including one that has a dramatic effect on the rodents’ responses to cocaine.

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Fiber-Rich Diet Cuts Asthma in Mice

By Kerry Grens | January 7, 2014

Scientists show that fiber’s influence on gut microbes affects the lungs’ response to allergens.

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How HIV Destroys Immune Cells

By Dan Cossins | December 19, 2013

During HIV infection, CD4 T cells in lymphoid tissues initiate a highly inflammatory form of cell death that helps cripple the immune system.  

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Unhealthy Chemicals Linked to Fracking

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

Water samples collected from natural gas extraction sites in Colorado contain hormone-disrupting chemicals linked to birth defects, infertility, and cancer.

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Dogs, Dust Microbes, and Allergies

By Ed Yong | December 16, 2013

Dust-borne bacteria from houses with dogs can prevent allergies in mice by changing their gut microbes.

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Cancer and Immune Cells Merge

By Kate Yandell | December 16, 2013

Mouse colon cancer cells can fuse with macrophages, leading to changes in tumor growth.

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A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity

By Ruth Williams | December 5, 2013

Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.

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Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills

By Ed Yong | December 1, 2013

Mouse mothers can improve their pups’ memories by altering levels of immune chemicals in their milk.

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