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Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation

By Kate Yandell | June 22, 2014

ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.

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Agencies Partner to Help Commercialize Biomedical Discoveries

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 19, 2014

Collaborative effort from the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health offers business training for federally funded researchers.

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California’s Whooping Cough Epidemic

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 18, 2014

State health department reports pertussis outbreak and recommends that infants and pregnant women be vaccinated.  

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Interactome Analysis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 17, 2014

Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.

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image: Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?

Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?

By Jef Akst | June 12, 2014

A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.

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Scientists generate tumor-targeting molecules that can be used for imaging and treatment.

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MERS Double Publication?

By Jef Akst | June 11, 2014

Two papers on the same Middle East respiratory syndrome victim hint at uncouth scientific competition and possible laboratory contamination, plus illuminate potential issues within the Saudi Arabian health ministry. 

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Ancient Apoptosis

By Kate Yandell | June 9, 2014

Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.

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Breathing Life into Lung Microbiome Research

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 9, 2014

Although it’s far less populated than the mouth community that helps feed it, researchers increasingly appreciate the role of the lung microbiome in respiratory health.

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New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bugs

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 6, 2014

Two new drugs—one a single-dose antibiotic—have been developed to treat skin infections, including methicillin-reistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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