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Cancer Cells in Mice May Hitch a Ride with Bone-Healing Stem Cells
Researchers have long observed a connection between bone metastasis and remodeling, which might be due to a close connection between the two cell types. 
Cancer Cells in Mice May Hitch a Ride with Bone-Healing Stem Cells
Cancer Cells in Mice May Hitch a Ride with Bone-Healing Stem Cells

Researchers have long observed a connection between bone metastasis and remodeling, which might be due to a close connection between the two cell types. 

Researchers have long observed a connection between bone metastasis and remodeling, which might be due to a close connection between the two cell types. 

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Ancient Viral DNA Plays a Role in Human Disease and Development
Aidan Burn, The Conversation | Oct 19, 2022 | 4 min read
Viral remnants make up 8 percent of the human genome, and a new study finds that these sequences are still active in healthy people.
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Symbiotic Organs: Extreme Intimacy with the Microbial World
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2022 | 10+ min read
All multicellular creatures interact with bacteria, but some have taken the relationship to another level with highly specialized structures that house, feed, and exploit the tiny organisms.
How Infectious Diseases Affect the Brain
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
From a loss of taste to dementia, infectious agents cause an array of neurological symptoms.
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Infographic: Symbiotic Organs Bring Hosts and Microbes Closer
Catherine Offord | Oct 3, 2022 | 2 min read
Specialized structures in plants and animals help attract and mediate communication with bacterial symbionts.
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Infographic: Secret Lives of Neurodegeneration-Linked Proteins
Catherine Offord | Aug 1, 2022 | 5 min read
Maligned peptides such as the Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid precursor protein may have critical roles in the healthy brain.
Modeling the Human Lung with Organoids
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with MilliporeSigma | 3 min read
A new specialized cell culture media system generates induced pluripotent stem cell-derived lung organoids that more closely resemble the diversity of cell types found in the human lung.
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Preprints Propose Constellation of Causes for Kids’ Liver Disease
Christie Wilcox | Jul 25, 2022 | 2 min read
Two independent groups suggest the suite of recent unexplained hepatitis cases may stem from coinfection with an adeno-associated virus and a helper adeno- or herpesvirus, a duo which may be especially virulent in children with a particular genetic variant.
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Missing Y Chromosome in Mouse Blood Causes Heart Dysfunction
Patience Asanga | Jul 16, 2022 | 3 min read
An analysis of human data from the UK biobank also finds an association between Y chromosome loss and heart disease in men.
Liver Dysfunction: Causes and Mechanisms
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Learn about the underlying causes and mechanisms behind liver pathophysiology.
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Unidentified Bleeding Disease Kills Three in Tanzania
Andy Carstens | Jul 15, 2022 | 1 min read
Thirteen people with the illness have tested negative for Ebola and Marburg. The Tanzanian government continues to investigate the source.
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Opinion: Manuscripts and Art Support Archaeological Evidence that Syphilis Was in Europe Long Before Explorers Could Have Brought It Home from the Americas
Marylynn Salmon, The Conversation | Jul 13, 2022 | 5 min read
Multiple lines of evidence contradict the idea that the disease came to Europe via trans-Atlantic exchange.
Peering into the Cell
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Researchers visualize the beautiful inner world of cells!
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Finding Could Pave the Way to New, Targeted Antibody Treatments
Natalia Mesa | Jul 8, 2022 | 3 min read
IgA antibodies appear to bind to specific species of commensal gut bacteria in mice, according to a study.
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Tiny Nerve-Cooling Implant Relieves Pain in Rats
Shafaq Zia | Jul 1, 2022 | 3 min read
The device can chill nerves as small as a few millimeters across, but more testing and modifications are necessary before it could relieve pain in humans.
Breaking Down Barriers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Looking at the future of neurodegeneration research!
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Reshuffled Genomes May Explain Cephalopods’ Smarts
Sophie Fessl | May 13, 2022 | 4 min read
In two related studies, researchers describe huge chromosomal rearrangements and about 500 novel gene clusters in the octopus, squid, and cuttlefish genomes, which they say could help explain how they evolved their extraordinary brains.
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Neuropathologist John Trojanowski Dies at 75
Lisa Winter | Mar 18, 2022 | 2 min read
His work was pivotal to understanding the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
High Content Phenotypic Screening and Analysis Enhances Drug Discovery
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Molly Shoichet and Bridget Wagner discuss strategies for using phenotypic screening to identify novel agents against diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
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Ten-Limbed Octopus Ancestor Described, Named After Biden
Natalia Mesa | Mar 10, 2022 | 3 min read
Octopuses were around 82 million years earlier than scientists previously thought—and had two extra limbs at the time.
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