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Your brain is mutating
It has long been known that cells acquire mutations over time. In fact, ongoing random mutation rates are such that no two cells in a human body are identical... Read More ›
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Designer Immune Systems
Our immune system is an astonishingly sophisticated, multi-layered series of defenses against harmful agents. In many cases, however, the immune system... Read More ›
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A new prion disease
About 50 years ago, scientists made the surprising discovery that some diseases, such as mad cow disease and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease are transmitted by... Read More ›
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A bacterial gene to help smokers quit
Tobacco use represents a major worldwide health problem. Around one fifth of the world's population regularly smokes tobacco and nearly half of these people... Read More ›
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Three (formerly) blind mice
Blindness is a major public health problem. Nearly 40 million people worldwide are functionally blind, while over 250 million people suffer from visual... Read More ›
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The Molecular Biology Revolution
In an era of designer mice and complex multi-component DNA constructs, it is difficult to imagine that there was a time (not so long ago) when biologists lacked... Read More ›
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Virus Variations
Virus transduction is a common method used to introduce new genetic material into cells. Since the first use of a viral vector on mammalian cells in the 1970's... Read More ›
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Super Mice
Superheroes are a pop culture phenomenon. Their amazing abilities entertain and inspire us, but hardly seem attainable in the real world. However, superpowers... Read More ›
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CRISPR versus HIV
HIV infection affects more than 35 million people worldwide. Over the past three decades, progress has been made in HIV treatment, mostly through the use of... Read More ›
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The rat choice for your experiments
For more than a century, rodents have played a pivotal role in biomedical research, and provided experimental systems for investigating mammalian biology... Read More ›
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