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Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Claire Asher | Oct 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.
Do Microbes Trigger Alzheimer’s Disease?
Jill U. Adams | Sep 1, 2017
The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Megan Scudellari | Jul 17, 2017
And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Arun Richard Chandrasekaran | Jul 17, 2017
The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.
Uncovering Functions of Circular RNAs
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2017
Recent research has revealed many surprises about circular RNAs, from findings that they are translated in vivo to links between their expression and disease.
Running on Empty
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2017
Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.
The Celiac Surge
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2017
A rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend, and cope with the consequences.
Plastic Pollutants Pervade Water and Land
Ee Ling Ng | Jun 1, 2017
Contamination of marine and terrestrial ecosystems by microplastics is putting individual organisms at risk.