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The Proteasome: A Powerful Target for Manipulating Protein Levels
The Proteasome: A Powerful Target for Manipulating Protein Levels
John Hines and Craig M. Crews | May 1, 2017
The proteasome’s ability to target and degrade specific proteins is proving useful to researchers studying protein function or developing treatments for diseases.
Understanding Body Ownership and Agency
Understanding Body Ownership and Agency
Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | May 1, 2017
Understanding how people recognize and control their own bodies could help researchers develop therapies for those who’ve lost their sense of self.
Evolution’s Quick Pace Affects Ecosystem Dynamics
Evolution’s Quick Pace Affects Ecosystem Dynamics
Jef Akst | May 1, 2017
From fish harvests to cottonwood forests, organisms display evidence that species change can occur on timescales that can influence ecological processes.
How Cancers Evolve Drug Resistance
How Cancers Evolve Drug Resistance
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2017
Researchers unravel the sophisticated ways cancers evade treatments, including immunotherapies, designed to destroy them.
Neoantigens Enable Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy
Neoantigens Enable Personalized Cancer Immunotherapy
Stephen P. Schoenberger and Ezra Cohen | Apr 1, 2017
Tumors’ mutations can encode the seeds of their own destruction, in the form of immunogenic peptides recognized by T cells.
Circadian Rhythms Influence Treatment Effects
Circadian Rhythms Influence Treatment Effects
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 1, 2017
Across many diseases, taking medication at specific times of day may make the therapy more effective.
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Understanding the Roots of Human Musicality
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Researchers are using multiple methods to study the origins of humans’ capacity to process and produce music, and there’s no shortage of debate about the results.
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
Song Around the Animal Kingdom
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2017
Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.
Birds May Make Music, But They Lack Rhythm
Birds May Make Music, But They Lack Rhythm
Jenny Rood | Mar 1, 2017
Birdsong bears a striking resemblance to human music, but it’s not yet clear that birds interpret it that way.
Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy
Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy
Elizabeth Stegemöller | Mar 1, 2017
The principles of neuroplasticity may underlie the positive effects of music therapy in treating a diversity of diseases.