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Stress births neural stem cells

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 15, 2011

When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.

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Our own 60 mutations

By Jef Akst | June 15, 2011

New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.

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Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 14, 2011

Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.

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First biological laser

By Tia Ghose | June 14, 2011

Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.

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Fighting to exist

By Jef Akst | June 14, 2011

The more closely related two species are, the more they're apt to drive one another to extinction.

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Top 7 in molecular biology

By Megan Scudellari | June 14, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.

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Lobster-Pot Science

By Richard P. Grant | June 13, 2011

Microbiologist Marvin Whiteley chats about teaming up with chemist and bioengineer Jason Shear in order to build tiny houses for bacteria.

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One Hip Dino

By Jef Akst | June 13, 2011

University College London researcher Mike Taylor recounts the discovery of a new dinosaur with unusually powerful thigh muscles. Read the full story.

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Repairing hearts

By Megan Scudellari (Video by Richard P. Grant) | June 9, 2011

Paul Riley of University College London discusses his new research, published June 8th in Nature.

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Apple peels give mice muscle power

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 9, 2011

A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise. 

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