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Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2015
Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.
Molly Sharlach and Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of
Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2015
In a mouse model of a rare disease, scientists have figured out how to reduce the elevated cancer risk tied to a gene therapy treatment.
Communicating Across Kingdoms?
Sandhya Sekar | Dec 15, 2014
Researchers pinpoint microRNAs that could play a role in how
bacteria manipulate their arthropod hosts.
CRISPR Pioneers Honored
Molly Sharlach | Nov 18, 2014
Influential researchers receive the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences.
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2014
Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.
RNA-based Sex Determination?
Bob Grant | Aug 20, 2014
Researchers find that microRNAs may play a role some of the sexual differences seen in fruit flies.
Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2014
The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows.